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Case TitleWATSON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01645
Date Filed2018-07-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffBOBBY KEITH WATSON
Case DescriptionBobby Watson submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the FBI for records of a specific investigation conducted by the FBI. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The FBI told Watson that it had already disclosed responsive records as a result of two earlier FOIA requests filed by Watson. Watson filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, which upheld the FBI's initial decision. After hearing nothing from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Watson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Eastern District of Tennessee
DefendantU.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2018-07-09Initiating Pleading & IFP Application Received on 07/09/2018. A copy of the docket sheet has been mailed to the address of record for the pro se party. (zsb) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-091COMPLAINT against U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION filed by BOBBY KEITH WATSON.(zsb) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-092MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by BOBBY KEITH WATSON (zsb) (tempaty2, ). (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-193FIAT ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis "Leave to file without prepayment of costs GRANTED." Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 07/19/2018. (zsb) (Entered: 07/23/2018)
2018-07-19Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zsb) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-244SUMMONS (5) Issued as to U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zsb) (zsb). (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-08-025RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 7/30/2018. (tth) (Entered: 08/03/2018)
2018-08-036RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/2/2018. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/2/2018. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/2/2018. (Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/1/2018.) (tth) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-037RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE served on 8/2/2018. (tth) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
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