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Case TitleKOVALEVICH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01671
Date Filed2018-07-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffSEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH
Case DescriptionSean Kovalevich, a state prisoner in North Dakota, submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Kovalevich filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Request - Perfected request, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
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2018-07-13Initiating Pleading & IFP Application Received on 7/13/18. A copy of the docket sheet has been mailed to the address of record for the pro se party. (zsth) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS filed by SEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6)(zsth) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-132MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by SEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(zsth) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-133PRISONER TRUST FUND ACCOUNT STATEMENT for period of six months by SEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH (zsth) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-08-024ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $60.02 from Prison Account of SEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Pro Se party has been notified by first class mail. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 07/31/2018. (zsb) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-02Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-105SUMMONS (3) Issued as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zsb) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-09-106RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/10/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/10/2018. (jf) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-09-217NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Evan Kahn on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-10-048RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS served on 10/2/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/02/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/10/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/10/2018.) (jf) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-109ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS.(Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-11-01MINUTE ORDER: On October 10, 2018, Defendant filed an Answer and Defenses in response to this prisoner action brought under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Subsection (b) of Local Civil Rule 16.3 exempts prisoner actions and FOIA actions from the requirements of that rule and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16(b) and 26(f). Therefore, an Answer does little to advance the proceedings. On or before November 20, 2018, Defendant shall either file a dispositive motion or propose a schedule to govern these proceedings to completion. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/1/18. (ah) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Dispositive Motions due by 11/20/2018. (gdf) (Entered: 11/06/2018)
2018-11-1310MOTION for Summary Judgment by SEAN MICHAEL KOVALEVICH (jf) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-2011STATUS REPORT AND PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS. (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-2912MOTION to Hold in Abeyance re 10 MOTION for Summary Judgment by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-12-0713ORDER denying 10 Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment and 12 Defendant's Motion to Hold Plaintiff's Motion in Abeyance; setting briefing schedule (see document for details). Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 12/7/18.(ah) (Entered: 12/07/2018)
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