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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02942
Date Filed2019-10-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
Case DescriptionPatrick Eddington, a researcher at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records mentioning him. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Eddington filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2019-10-011COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6410066) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-012NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of PATRICK EDDINGTON (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-03Case assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zmc) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-10-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-10-074STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on October 7, 2019. (lcbah4) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-11-045RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 10/9/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-046RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/9/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-047RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/3/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/2/2019. (Burday, Joshua) Modified on 11/5/2019 to correct service/answer due dates (zrdj). (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-19MINUTE ORDER (paperless) DIRECTING the plaintiff TO SHOW CAUSE, by November 22, 2019, why this action should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.23. The 1 Complaint was filed on October 1, 2019 and the defendant was served a copy of the complaint by October 4, 2019. See 5 Return of Service/Affidavit, 6 Return of Service/Affidavit, and 7 Return of Service/Affidavit. No answer or other response has been timely filed, see 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(C), and no other action taken in the case. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 19, 2019. (lcbah1) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's response to show cause due by 11/22/2019. (tg) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
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