Hardimon v. EOUSA, No. 18-1763, 2018 WL 6247257 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 29, 2018) (Sippel, J.)

Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

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."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated February 1, 2019