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Case TitleWhite v. Executive Office of US Attorneys et al
DistrictSouthern District of Illinois
CityEast St. Louis
Case Number3:2018cv00841
Date Filed2018-04-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Michael J. Reagan
PlaintiffWilliam A. White
Case DescriptionWilliam White, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the FBI for records about himself. After the agency failed to respond, White filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantExecutive Office of US Attorneys
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantDepartment of Justice
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2018-04-091COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by William A. White.(kdb) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-092MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by William A. White. (kdb) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-093Notice of Judge Assignment. Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan and Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly assigned. All future documents must bear case number 18-841-MJR-RJD. If the parties consent to Magistrate Judge assignment, the consent form with instruction is attached for your convenience. Refer to the pro se litigant guide, found on the ILSD website, for further information. (kdb) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-164ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2 ). A federal court may permit an indigent party to proceed without pre-payment of fees. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). The Court is not satisfied from White's affidavit that he is indigent. According to Plaintiff's motion, his national 6 month deposits totaled $3,310.00 as of April 3, 2018 (Doc. 2 , p. 13). In addition, Plaintiff's national 6 month average daily balance was $486.81. id. Accordingly, the Court DENIES the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2 ). Plaintiff shall pay the $400.00 filing fee no later than May 16, 2018. Failure to comply with this Order will result in dismissal of this action for failure to comply with a court order under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). See generally Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994). Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan on 4/13/2018. (tjk)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-195MOTION to Recuse Judge Michael Reagan Pursuant to 28 USC 144 and 28 USC 455 by William A. White. (tkm) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-206ORDER denying 5 Motion for Recusal. Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan on 4/20/2018. (rah) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-247MOTION to have the US Marshals Service Serve Process by William A. White. (kdb) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-26Filing fee: $ 400.00, receipt number 34625083605. (jsm2) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-06-078MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint by William A. White. (kdb) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-129ORDER GRANTING 8 MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint filed by William A. White. The Complaint has not yet been served therefore amendment as a matter of course is appropriate at this time. Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1). The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to file Plaintiff's Proposed Amended Complaint as the First Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly on 6/12/2018. (ely)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-06-1210FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by William A. White.(lmb) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-11-1311ORDER: The Court exercises its discretion to DENY the request for service of process at government expense (Doc. 7 ). Plaintiff shall be required to effectuate service of process by Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Plaintiff must also submit proof of the same to the Court by that date. Failure to comply with this Order will result in dismissal of the action for failure to comply with court order. See Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 41(b). Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan on 11/13/2018. (rah) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-12-0312Summons Requested. (kdb) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
2018-12-0313Summons Issued as to Executive Office of US Attorneys, Federal Bureau of Investigation and originals and 2 copies mailed to William White. (kdb) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
2018-12-1414SUMMONS Returned Executed by William A. White. Executive Office of US Attorneys served on 12/10/2018, answer due 2/8/2019; Federal Bureau of Investigation served on 12/10/2018, answer due 2/8/2019. (kdb) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2019-01-2215MOTION for Entry of Default and Default Judgement by William A. White. (jaj) (Entered: 01/22/2019)
2019-01-2316ORDER: Plaintiff's Motion for Entry of Default (Doc. 15 ) is hereby DENIED . The Court generated response deadlines of February 8, 2019, when it received confirmation that defendants had been served. Those deadlines are appropriate and are set more than 30 days beyond the date of service for good cause in light of the current government shutdown. To the extent necessary, the deadlines will be extended further via a later motion to continue. The statute, 5 U.S.C. Section 552 allows for extensions for good cause shown, accordingly these extensions are appropriate. Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan on 1/23/2019. (rah)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/23/2019)
2019-01-2517NOTICE of Appearance by Suzanne M. Garrison on behalf of Department of Justice (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-2518MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 10 Amended Complaint by Department of Justice. (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-2819NOTICE OF ACTION re 17 Notice of Appearance filed by Department of Justice. Filer did not include a certificate of service as the last page of this document since pro se parties are involved. Filer should notify the court that they in fact sent to pro se plaintiff a copy of Doc. 17. Please consult the ECF User Manual and Local Rules for further instruction. (trb)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-2820ORDER GRANTING 18 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 10 Amended Complaint filed by Department of Justice. For good cause shown, Defendants are GRANTED an extension of time, up to and including 3/8/2019, to file an answer or otherwise respond. Signed by Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly on 1/28/2019. (ely)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-2921CJRA TRACK B assigned: Final Pretrial Conference set for 5/1/2020 at 10:00 AM in East St. Louis Courthouse before Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan. Bench Trial set for 5/11/2020 at 9:00 AM in East St. Louis Courthouse before Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan. (Attachments: # 1 Consent to Magistrate Judge)(rah) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-02-0422RESPONSE to 18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by William A. White. (jaj) (Entered: 02/04/2019)
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