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Case TitleBLIXSETH v. UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01292
Date Filed2019-05-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffTIMOTHY BLIXSETH
Case DescriptionSeth Blexseth submitted a FOIA request for records related to his name, a specific aircraft tail number, or Yellowstone Aviation & Marine. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Blixseth that he would need to commit to paying $300 for the cost of processing his request or narrow its scope. The agency ultimately processed Blixseth's request and disclosed 357 pages. Blixseth filed an administrative appeal of the response, indicating that the search was inadequate because his airplane had been intercepted by ICE on three occasions. After a further search, the agency disclosed another 48 pages. Still dissatisfied. Blixseth filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantUS IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2019-05-031COMPLAINT against US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6102790) filed by TIMOTHY BLIXSETH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit, # 20 Exhibit, # 21 Exhibit, # 22 Exhibit)(Himes, Lisa) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/6/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-032NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by TIMOTHY BLIXSETH. Case related to Case No. 1:18-cv-00593. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-033NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by TIMOTHY BLIXSETH. Case related to Case No. 1:18-cv-02281. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-06ENTERED IN ERROR.....Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zef, ) Modified on 5/6/2019 (zef, ). (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-05-06NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re Case Assigned/Reassigned was entered in error and case will be reassigned. (zef, ) (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-05-06Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zef, ) (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-05-064SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-05-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/8/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/7/2019. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/8/2019. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-097RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 5/8/2019 (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
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