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Tipton, IV v. Hire Right, No. 1:12-CV-175, 2013 WL 5670886 (M.D. Ga. Oct. 16, 2013) (Sands, J.)

Re: In context of plaintiff's suit against corporation for violation of the FOIA based upon its alleged unintentional disclosure of plaintiff's personal information Disposition: Granting defendant's motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim
  • Jurisdiction/Proper Party Defendant: The court finds that it does not have jurisdiction over plaintiff's suit.  "Plaintiff's sole ground for relief is the Freedom of Information Act."  "Defendants, who are not entities of the federal government, are not subject to the provisions of the FOIA."   Accordingly, the court concludes that, because it "is not aware of any other federal law that would redress the harms alleged by Plaintiff, and Plaintiff cites none, the Court … does not have federal question jurisdiction over this suit."
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Litigation Considerations, Jurisdiction
Updated August 6, 2014