Hardimon v. EOUSA, No. 18-1763, 2018 WL 6247257 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 29, 2018) (Sippel, J.)
Re: Request for plea agreements sent to plaintiff's lawyers during representation of plaintiff in criminal case
Disposition: Granting plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis; dismissing individual defendant
- Litigation Considerations, Pleadings: The court holds that "[t]he FOIA authorizes suit against federal agencies only." "A United States Attorney's Office is not an 'agency' for FOIA purposes, and the FOIA does not create a cause of action against individual federal agency employees." "Therefore, 'U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois' will be dismissed as a named defendant."