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Case TitleVillanueva v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of Florida
Case Number1:2019cv23452
Date Filed2019-08-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Kathleen M. Williams
PlaintiffDaniel Villanueva
Case DescriptionDaniel Villanueva, a private investigator, submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning the FBI's role in an SEC investigation of Arthocare Corporation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told Villanueva that the agency expected to respond to his requests in 1,335 days. Villanueva filed an administrative appeal of that estimate. Villanueva attempted to contact the agency on several occasions to check on their status but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Villanueva filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantThe Federal Bureau of Investigation
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2019-08-161COMPLAINT against All Defendants. Filing fees $ 400.00 receipt number 113C-11910664, filed by Daniel Villanueva. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summon(s) United States Department of Justice, # 3 Summon(s) United States Department of Justice c/o US Attorney's Office, # 4 Summon(s) FBI, # 5 Summon(s) FBI c/o US Attorney's Office)(Visconti, Melissa) (Entered: 08/16/2019)
2019-08-162Clerks Notice of Judge Assignment to Judge Kathleen M. Williams. Pursuant to 28 USC 636(c), the parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres is available to handle any or all proceedings in this case. If agreed, parties should complete and file the Consent form found on our website. It is not necessary to file a document indicating lack of consent. Pro se (NON-PRISONER) litigants may receive Notices of Electronic Filings (NEFS) via email after filing a Consent by Pro Se Litigant (NON-PRISONER) to Receive Notices of Electronic Filing. The consent form is available under the forms section of our website. (kpe) (Entered: 08/19/2019)
2019-08-193Summons Issued as to The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (kpe) (Entered: 08/19/2019)
2019-08-264Order Of Referral And Notice Of Court Practices And Procedures. Signed by Judge Kathleen M. Williams on 8/26/2019. See attached document for full details. (kpe) (Entered: 08/26/2019)
2019-09-095NOTICE by Daniel Villanueva of Filing Proof of Service on Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Certified mail receipts and delivery confirmations) (Visconti, Melissa) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
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