Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
Taylor v. Sturgell
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Greg Herrick owned a plane and wanted information from the Fairchild Engine and Airport Corporation (FEAC) on how to restore his plane. They refused to submit documents and Herrick filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) which allows any person the right to request records held by a federal agency. Much of the ligation surrounded around the claim that the documents requested were trade secrets. Herrick upon many appeals did not prevail. Taylor, Herrick’s friend, filed a suit seeking the same documents, this time covering all issues the Appeals court told Herrick he had missed in his litigation. In this litigation FEAC intervened and filed a motion to dismiss based on virtual representation, and the court agreed. Taylor filed an appeal
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