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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02281
Date Filed2018-10-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
Case DescriptionTimothy Blixseth submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning emails sent to or received by Albert Steiglitz Jr. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Blixseth to narrow the scope of his request. He did so, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Blixseth filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-10-011COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5715730) filed by Timothy Blixseth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Notice and Consent, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons)(Himes, Lisa) Modified on 10/9/2018 (zrdj). (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-012NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by Timothy Blixseth. Case related to Case No. 1:18-cv-00593. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-03Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zrdj) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-10-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-10-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/4/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/3/2018. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/4/2018. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-056RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/4/2018 (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-11-057Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 11/05/2018)
2018-11-06MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall file its Answer by November 7, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/6/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 11/06/2018)
2018-11-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 11/7/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
2018-11-078ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
2018-11-08MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a joint proposed briefing schedule by November 23, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/8/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
2018-11-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 11/23/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
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