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Case TitleMARTINEZ v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03269
Date Filed2020-11-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffFREDDY MARTINEZ
Case DescriptionFreddy Martinez, an investigative journalist, submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning Whitey Bulger. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and told Martinez that if he would narrow the scope of the request it could respond more quickly. Martinez declined to narrow the scope and asked the FBI for a fee estimate. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Martinez 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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2020-11-121COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7827881) filed by FREDDY MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-122NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-123NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-13Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-134SUMMONS (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)(adh, ) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-12-235RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 11/30/2020 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/23/2020)
2020-12-236RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 11/30/2020 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/23/2020)
2020-12-237RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/30/2020. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/23/2020)
2020-12-238RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/30/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/30/2020. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/23/2020)
2020-12-289Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Truong, John) (Entered: 12/28/2020)
2020-12-29MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' 9 Consent Motion for an Extension of Time. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint on or before January 29, 2021. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 12/29/2020. (lcapm1) (Entered: 12/29/2020)
2020-12-29Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer or Responsive Pleading due by 1/29/2021. (zjd) (Entered: 12/31/2020)
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