Estate of Abdullah v. Arena, No. 12-14766, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41838 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 28, 2014) (Zatkoff, J.)

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Estate of Abdullah v. Arena, No. 12-14766, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41838 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 28, 2014) (Zatkoff, J.)

Re: Request for records concerning death of Luqman A. Abdullah

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion to dismiss

  • Litigation Considerations, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies:  The court holds that "[w]hether or not such FOIA requests were wrongfully denied is not a matter that can be raised before this Court at this time" because "it is undisputed that Plaintiff's counsel never appealed any of the FOIA request denials."  Additionally, the court notes that "[p]laintiff's counsel stipulated to dismiss each of the FOIA lawsuits she filed against those departments and agencies relating to the denial of FOIA requests."
Topic: 
District Court
Exhaustion
Litigation Considerations
Updated August 22, 2014