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Case TitleEDDINGTON v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02962
Date Filed2019-10-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffPATRICK EDDINGTON
Case DescriptionPatrick Eddington, a researcher at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records on himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency then told Eddington that it found no records. Eddington then filed an appeal with the Office of Information Policy. OIP acknowledged receipt of the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Eddington filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2019-10-021COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6412667) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-022NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of PATRICK EDDINGTON (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-04Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zrdj) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
2019-10-043SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
2019-10-044STANDING 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 10/04/2019. (lcrdm2, ) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
2019-11-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 10/10/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/05/2019)
2019-11-056RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/10/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/05/2019)
2019-11-057RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/10/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/05/2019)
2019-11-058RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/10/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/9/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/05/2019)
2019-11-129ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 11/12/2019)
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