Monday, May 9, 2016
Demetriades v. Wytheville SSA, LLC, No. 15-00454, 2016 WL 2689861 (W.D. Va. May 9, 2016) (Conrad, C.D.J.)
Re: Request for records concerning plaintiffs
Disposition: Dismissing plaintiffs' complaint without prejudice
- Procedural Requirements, Entities Subject to the FOIA: "Having reviewed plaintiffs' complaint, the court concludes that their allegations fail to state a plausible claim against defendants under FOIA." "FOIA only applies to agencies and departments of the federal government and is not applicable to private entities." "[I]t is the court's understanding that [defendant] is a private limited liability company that leases the field office property to the SSA and has no involvement in the SSA's operations or plaintiffs' claims regarding [certain] [Supplemental Security Income] benefits." "Moreover, even if the court could find that the individual defendants worked for the SSA, FOIA also does not apply to individual federal employees."
Updated June 3, 2016