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Case TitleBALL v. UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01230
Date Filed2019-04-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffWILLIAM B. BALL
DefendantUNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
DefendantUNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
TERMINATED: 03/06/2020
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
TERMINATED: 03/06/2020
DefendantOFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Opinion/Order [23]
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2019-04-26Initiating Pleading & IFP Application Received on 04/26/2019. A copy of the docket sheet has been mailed to the address of record for the pro se party. (zsb) (Entered: 04/29/2019)
2019-04-261COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE filed by WILLIAM B. BALL. (Attachment: # 1 Summons)(zsb) (Entered: 04/29/2019)
2019-04-262MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by WILLIAM B. BALL (zsb) (Entered: 04/29/2019)
2019-05-083PRO SE ORDER directing within 30 days of this Order, unless an extension of time is granted, plaintiff to provide a six month trust fund prisoner account statement and failure to comply will result in dismissal of case. Plaintiff shall provide the requested information specific within this order. Pro Se party has been notified by first class mail. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/7/2019. (zrdj) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-204PARTIAL PRISONER TRUST FUND ACCOUNT STATEMENT by WILLIAM B. BALL (zrdj) (Entered: 05/22/2019)
2019-06-105ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $273.90 from Prison Account of WILLIAM B. BALL 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 James E. Boasberg on 06/07/2019. (zsb) (Entered: 06/13/2019)
2019-06-13Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 06/13/2019)
2019-06-13MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the Clerk shall direct the USMS to perform service on Defendants. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/13/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 06/13/2019)
2019-06-196SUMMONS (7) Issued as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zeg) (Entered: 06/19/2019)
2019-07-097RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/21/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/21/2019. (ztd) (Entered: 07/12/2019)
2019-07-158RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/2/2019. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 7/2/2019 (tth) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-199MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-19MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by August 22, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/19/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 8/22/2019. (znbn) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-08-2011RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 8/19/2019; OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS served on 8/19/2019; UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE served on 8/19/2019 (ztth) (Entered: 08/26/2019)
2019-08-2110MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 08/21/2019)
2019-08-22MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 10 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by September 25, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 08/22/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-08-22Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 9/25/2019. (znbn) (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-09-2412MOTION to Dismiss , MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Declaration Tyrell (USSS), # 4 Declaration Hardy (FBI))(Seabrook, April) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-2413ORDER DIRECTING Plaintiff to respond to Defendants' 12 Motion to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment no later than October 24, 2019. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/24/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Dispositive Motions due by 10/24/2019. (lsj) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-10-2514RESPONSE re 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by WILLIAM B. BALL. (ztd) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-10-3115MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-31MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 15 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their reply by November 19, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/31/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-31Set/Reset Deadlines: Replies due by 11/19/2019. (nbn) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-1916MOTION to Amend/Correct Set/Reset Deadlines , MOTION for Leave to File AN AMENDED MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit A - Amended Memo of Law)(Seabrook, April) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-19MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendants' 16 Motion is GRANTED; 2) Defendants' Amended Memorandum of Points and Authorities is deemed FILED; and 3) Pro se Plaintiff shall file his opposition to the Amended Memorandum by December 10, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/19/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition due by 12/10/2019. (znbn) (Entered: 11/20/2019)
2019-11-1917AMENDED MEMORANDUM re 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE. (ztth) (Entered: 11/25/2019)
2019-12-0218MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment by WILLIAM B. BALL. (ztth) (Entered: 12/05/2019)
2019-12-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff opposition due by 1/24/2020. (nbn) (Entered: 12/06/2019)
2019-12-05MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's 18 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff shall file his opposition to Defendants' 12 and 17 Motion to Dismiss by January 24, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 12/5/2019. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 12/05/2019)
2020-01-2719(AMENDED) RESPONSE re 12 MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by WILLIAM B. BALL. (ztth) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-02-0520MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-06MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 20 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their reply by February 27, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/6/2020. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
2020-02-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Replies due by 2/27/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
2020-02-2621REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE, UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE. (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 02/26/2020)
2020-03-0622ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 12 Motion to Dismiss. The Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendants FBI and USSS are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; and 2) The parties shall each submit a status report with proposed next steps in the case by March 20, 2020. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/6/2020. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 03/06/2020)
2020-03-0623MEMORANDUM OPINION re 22 Order on Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/6/2020. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 03/06/2020)
2020-03-0924MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by WILLIAM B. BALL. (ztth) (Entered: 03/12/2020)
2020-03-12MINUTE ORDER DENYING AS MOOT Plaintiff's 24 Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/12/2020. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 03/12/2020)
2020-03-1325NOTICE of Appearance by Paul Cirino on behalf of All Defendants (Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 03/13/2020)
2020-03-2026ANSWER to 1 Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE.(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 03/20/2020)
2020-03-2027STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 03/20/2020)
2020-03-20MINUTE ORDER ADOPTING Defendants' 27 Joint Status Report. The Court ORDERS that, within 45 days, Plaintiff shall notify the Court and Defendants whether he is challenging: (1) the adequacy of USMS's and DHS's searches for records responsive to his FOIA requests; (2) DHS's withholdings and, if so, which withholdings Plaintiff claims to be improper; and/or (3) Treasury's final response. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/20/2020. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 03/20/2020)
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