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Case TitleAder v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2019cv04048
Date Filed2019-06-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Robert W. Gettleman
PlaintiffJake Ader
Case DescriptionJake Ader submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the 2018 death of Chicago police officer Jon Burge, who was allegedly responsible for abuse of suspects and was ultimately convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and told Ader that it had located 5,062 potentially responsive pages and that the cost for his request would be $160. Ader sent a check to the FBI for $160. The FBI notified Ader that the records would be made available in its electronic reading room and that he would be notified when they were available. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Ader filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
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2019-06-171COMPLAINT filed by JAKE ADER; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-15935866. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-172ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff JAKE ADER by Matthew Vincent Topic (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-17CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Mary M. Rowland. Case assignment: Random assignment. (kb, ) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-18SUMMONS Issued as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (ec, ) (Entered: 06/18/2019)
2019-07-093DESIGNATION of Virginia Ovitz Hancock as U.S. Attorney for Defendants Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice (Hancock, Virginia) (Entered: 07/09/2019)
2019-07-174SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jake Ader as to Federal Bureau of Investigation on 7/1/2019, answer due 7/22/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-175SUMMONS Returned Executed by Jake Ader as to U.S. Department of Justice on 7/1/2019, answer due 7/22/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
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