Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Re: Plaintiff's motion for in camera review of documents pertaining to his qui tam suit Disposition: Denying plaintiff's motion
- Litigation Considerations, Jurisdiction and Pleadings: The court "finds that it is without jurisdiction" to grant plaintiff relief. The court notes that plaintiff "has not properly initiated a FOIA claim by filing a complaint in a civil action." Additionally, the court notes that "the United States is not the proper defendant, and neither agency about which [plaintiff] complains . . . is a party to this action." The court also finds that plaintiff "does not allege that [the] withholding of records is improper, nor does he explain why he believes the agencies' explanations are legally invalid." Accordingly, the court denies plaintiff's motion.
Updated August 6, 2014