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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Taylor v. Sturgell
Citation:553 U.S. 880 (2008)
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Plaintiff’s friend, Herrick, filed a FOIA request asking the Federal Aviation Administration (Defendant) for documents about an airplane, which was rejected. Herrick then filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming and eventually the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, both of which held in favor of Defendant.
Later, Plaintiff filed a similar FOIA request, which resulted in a similar suit against Defendant in Federal District Court. The Court held that Plaintiff’s suit was barred by claim preclusion because of Herrick’s previous suit.
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