Jackson v. Varono, No. 18-1055, 2018 WL 5046227 (W.D. La. Oct. 17, 2018) (Foote, J.)

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Jackson v. Varono, No. 18-1055, 2018 WL 5046227 (W.D. La. Oct. 17, 2018) (Foote, J.)

Re:  Allegation that defendant ordered VA contractors to refuse to provide veterans with copies of their own medical reports

Disposition:  Granting plaintiff time to amend complaint

  • Litigation Considerations, Pleadings:  The court holds that "[i]f [plaintiff] wishes to proceed with his FOIA claim, he must amend his complaint to clearly allege the facts necessary to establish his claim including the identity of the record of which he was deprived, whether he is seeking an order requiring the VA to produce the record, how he was damaged by lack of access to that specific record, whether that specific document was improperly maintained by the VA, whether any improper maintenance of that specific record by the VA caused [plaintiff's] benefits to be denied, and whether any failure by the VA to comply with 5 U.S.C. § 552a adversely affected him."  "[Plaintiff] should also ensure that his amended complaint names the appropriate party defendant."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated January 31, 2019