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Case TitleBerk v. Executive Office of United States Attorneys
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
Case Number3:2018cv01349
Date Filed2018-05-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn
PlaintiffMichael Berk
Case DescriptionMichael Berk, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records concerning his conviction. The agency responded to some portions of his request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Berk filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantExecutive Office of United States Attorneys
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2018-05-281COMPLAINT against Executive Office of United States Attorneys filed by Michael Berk. Clerk to issue summons(es). In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Van Cleave, Chad) (Entered: 05/28/2018)
2018-05-284New Case Notes: A filing fee has not been paid. CASREF case referral set and case referred to Magistrate Judge Toliver (see Special Order 3). Case received over counter/electronically. No prior sanctions found. (For court use only - links to the national and circuit indexes.) Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge (Judge Toliver). Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (svc) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-05-292CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Michael Berk. (Van Cleave, Chad) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-05-293ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS to 1 Complaint,,, by Plaintiff Michael Berk. (Van Cleave, Chad) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-06-065NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY AND ORDER: Michael Berk must address the following deficiency: Plaintiff has not paid the $400.00 filing fee ($350.00 filing fee and $50.00 administrative fee) or submitted a proper request to proceed in forma pauperis, along with a certified statement of the balance in his inmate trust account. Failure to comply with this order may lead to dismissal for failure to prosecute pursuant to FRCvP 41(b). Deadline to cure the deficiency is 7/5/2018. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Toliver on 6/6/2018) (Attachments: # 1 Additional Page(s)) (ran) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-06-266MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis with certificate of trust account filed by Michael Berk (Van Cleave, Chad) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
2018-07-127Order granting Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and assessing a partial filing fee in the amount of $54.00 with a balance of $296.00 remaining. Clerk to mail this order to the attention of the Inmate Trust Fund Department at the facility where the inmate resides. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Toliver on 7/12/2018) (chmb) (Entered: 07/12/2018)
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