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Case TitleGuzzi v. U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
CityBoston
Case Number1:2018cv10068
Date Filed2018-01-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Richard G. Stearns
PlaintiffRosario Guzzi
Case DescriptionRosario Guzzi submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning a statutory requirement for entities to report to the agency any individuals they know are in the U.S. illegally. The agency told Guzzi that his request failed to describe the records he was seeking sufficiently to conduct a search and closed his case. Guzzi filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Guzzi filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
DefendantNational Record Center, FOAI/PA
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2018-01-123General Order 09-1, dated January 6, 2009 regarding the E-Government Act and Personal Identifiers entered. (Castilla, Francis) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-124ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Richard G. Stearns assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal. (Danieli, Chris) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-124ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Richard G. Stearns assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal. (Danieli, Chris) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-235Judge Richard G. Stearns: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. The Clerk shall issue summons for service of the defendant. The plaintiff may elect to have service made by the United States Marshal Service. If directed by the plaintiff to do so, the United States Marshal shall serve the summons, complaint and this order upon defendant, in the manner directed by the plaintiff, with all costs of service to be advanced by the United States. Notwithstanding Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) and Local Rule 4.1, the plaintiff shall have 90 days from the date of this Order to complete service. (PSSA, 4) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-236Summons Issued as to Department of Homeland Security, National Record Center,, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services. Summonses mailed to plaintiff with a copy of Local Rule 4.1, notices for service by USMS and on the United States, USM-285 forms and courtesy copy of the complaint. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Attachments: # 1 notice to plaintiff USMS service, LR 4.1)(PSSA, 4) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-02-067Letter from Rosario Guzzi regarding service on Government Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Certified Mail Receipts) (Pacho, Arnold) (Entered: 02/06/2018)
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