Howell v. U.S., No. 16-316, 2016 WL 4423917 (Fed. Cl. Aug. 15, 2016) (Horn, J.)

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Howell v. U.S., No. 16-316, 2016 WL 4423917 (Fed. Cl. Aug. 15, 2016) (Horn, J.)

Re: Request for records concerning plaintiff

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion to dismiss

  • Litigation Considerations, Jurisdiction: The court holds that "any FOIA appeals may not be the basis for filing a claim in this court, and must be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction." The court relates that "[p]laintiffs' claim lists a '"FOIA" APPEAL' and an Office of Information Policy . . . case number." "Regardless, the Court of Federal Claims has no jurisdiction to adjudicate FOIA claims, as Congress explicitly vested exclusive jurisdiction regarding those matters in the United States District Courts."
Topic: 
District Court
Jurisdiction
Litigation Considerations
Updated January 18, 2017