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Case TitleStahl v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictEastern District of New York
Case Number1:2019cv04142
Date Filed2019-07-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Brian M. Cogan
PlaintiffAviva Stahl
Case DescriptionJournalist Aviva Stahl submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning the medical treatment of Mohammad Salameh as a result of his prison hunger strike. Stahl submitted a second request for records concerning videos taken of Salameh's forced feeding. Stahl provided an authorization from Salameh giving her permission to access his records. Stahl also requested expedited processing, a fee waiver, and inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. After a number of inquiries from Stahl, the agency ultimately disclosed 1567 records in full and 37 pages with redactions. The agency withheld records under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques) and Exemption 7(F) (harm to any person). Stahl filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. She then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
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2019-07-171COMPLAINT against Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons filing fee $ 400, receipt number ANYEDC-11673641 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -Yes,, filed by Aviva Stahl. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons) (Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-19Case Assigned to Judge Brian M. Cogan. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-192In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link: . You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences . Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-193This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-194Summons Issued as to Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-295SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Status Conference is set for 9/9/2019 at 10:45 AM in Chambers 704S. SEE ATTACHED MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONFERENCE. Ordered by Judge Brian M. Cogan on 7/29/2019. (Weisberg, Peggy) (Entered: 07/29/2019)
2019-08-076SUMMONS Returned Executed by Aviva Stahl. Department of Justice served on 8/6/2019, answer due 8/27/2019; Federal Bureau of Prisons served on 8/6/2019, answer due 8/27/2019. (Ginsberg, Betsy) (Entered: 08/07/2019)
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