Moorer v. DOJ, No. 12-269, 2014 WL 853043 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 5, 2014) (Lawrence, J.)

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Moorer v. DOJ, No. 12-269, 2014 WL 853043 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 5, 2014) (Lawrence, J.)

Re: Request for certain records concerning BOP employees, plaintiff, and BOP procedures

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment

  • Litigation Considerations, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies:  The court finds that "[plaintiff's] failure to complete the available steps in his administrative appeal precludes the judicial review he now seeks."  Additionally, concerning two other requests, the court relates that "[plaintiff] was notified of the estimated cost of searching for records responsive to his requests," but "never responded to that notification," and, therefore, "these requests were administratively closed."  The court finds that "[b]ecause they were administratively closed, [plaintiff] failed to exhaust his administrative steps to appeal."
Topic: 
District Court
Exhaustion
Litigation Considerations
Updated August 22, 2014