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Case TitleMARTINEZ v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02538
Date Filed2019-08-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffFREDDY MARTINEZ
Case DescriptionFreddy Martinez, a journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request entirely under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Martinez filed an administrative appeal. The agency denied his appeal. Martinez then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2019-08-221COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6337305) filed by FREDDY MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-08-222NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-08-223NOTICE of Appearance by Merrick Jason Wayne on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-08-27Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zeg) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-274SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-295STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 08/29/19. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 08/29/2019)
2019-09-166NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
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