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Case TitleRajab v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
DistrictEastern District of New York
Case Number1:2019cv05251
Date Filed2019-09-13
Date Closed2019-10-08
JudgeJudge William F. Kuntz, II
PlaintiffHussam Zuhir Rajab
Case DescriptionHassam Zuhir Rajab submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning his Alien file, including the notes taken during his asylum hearing. Rajab also asked for expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Rajab filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2019-09-131COMPLAINT re FOIA against Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security - United States Citizenship & Immigration Services filing fee $ 400, receipt number ANYEDC-11847877 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -No,, filed by Hussam Zuhir Rajab. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit) (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-16Notice: Re: Incomplete Civil Cover Sheet. The Clerk's Office cannot assign this case without a completed Civil Cover Sheet. All questions *** INCLUDING the CERTIFICATION OF ARBITRATION ELIGIBILITY*** section on the second page needs to be answered. Please resubmit corrected Civil Cover Sheet. This event can be found under the event Other Documents - Proposed Summons/Civil Cover Sheet. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-162Civil Cover Sheet.. by Hussam Zuhir Rajab (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-16Case assigned to Judge William F. Kuntz, II and Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak. 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. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-163In 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. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-164This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Main Document 4 replaced on 9/16/2019) (Bowens, Priscilla). (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-245SUMMONS Returned Executed by Hussam Zuhir Rajab. Department of Homeland Security served on 9/23/2019, answer due 11/22/2019. (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-246SUMMONS Returned Executed by Hussam Zuhir Rajab. (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-247SUMMONS Returned Executed by Hussam Zuhir Rajab. (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-248SUMMONS Returned Executed by Hussam Zuhir Rajab. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 9/23/2019, answer due 11/22/2019. (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-10-039NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Anthony Marutollo on behalf of All Defendants (aty to be noticed) (Marutollo, Joseph) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-10-0310STIPULATION of Dismissal by Hussam Zuhir Rajab (Menschel, Brooke) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-10-0411STIPULATION Of Dismissal: The above-captioned matter is hereby dismissed with prejudice. SO Ordered by Judge William F. Kuntz, II on 10/3/2019. (Tavarez, Jennifer) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
2019-10-0812CLERK'S JUDGMENT: ORDERED and ADJUDGED that this action is dismissed with prejudice, with each party to bear its own costs, expenses, and fees.Ordered by Jalitza Poveda, Deputy Clerk on behalf of Douglas C. Palmer, Clerk of Court on 10/7/2019. (Tavarez, Jennifer) (Entered: 10/08/2019)
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