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Case TitleBonner v. Federal Bureau Of Investigation et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2021cv02166
Date Filed2021-03-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffRaymond Bonner
Case DescriptionJournalist Raymond Bonner submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the CIA for records concerning Abu Zubaydah. Bonner requested expedited processing in his requests to both agencies. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but denied the request for expedited processing. Bonner filed administrative appeals of the denials from agencies. Bonner then filed suit against both agencies.
Complaint issues: Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau Of Investigation
DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
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2021-03-121COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-24242398)Document filed by Raymond Bonner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Dec 4 FBI FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit Dec 4 FBI Denial of Expedited Processing, # 3 Exhibit Dec 4 FBI Admin Appeal, # 4 Exhibit Dec 4 FBI Admin Appeal Denial, # 5 Exhibit Jan 30 FBI FOIA Request, # 6 Exhibit CIA FOIA Request, # 7 Exhibit CIA Denial of Expedited Processing, # 8 Exhibit CIA Admin Appeal, # 9 Exhibit CIA Admin Appeal Denial).(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-122REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, re: 1 Complaint,,. Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-123REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint,,. Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-124CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-125STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 17-cv-9378 (VEC). Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-126STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 17-cv-9378 (VEC). Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/12/2021)
2021-03-15CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . .(jgo) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-15Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (jgo) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-15Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-157ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Central Intelligence Agency..(jgo) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-158ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(jgo) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-189COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau Of Investigation. Document filed by Raymond Bonner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Dec 4 FOIA FBI FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit Denial of Exp Processing of Dec 4 Request, # 3 Exhibit Admin Appeal of Exp Processing Denial, # 4 Exhibit Denial of Admin Appeal, # 5 Exhibit Jan 30 FBI FOIA Request, # 6 Exhibit Jan 30 CIA FOIA Request, # 7 Exhibit Denial of Exp Processing on Jan 30 CIA Request, # 8 Exhibit Admin Appeal of CIA Exp Processing Denial, # 9 Exhibit Denial of Admin Appeal of CIA Exp Processing Denial).(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-3110AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,,. Federal Bureau Of Investigation served on 3/22/2021, answer due 4/12/2021. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/31/2021)
2021-03-3111AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,,. Central Intelligence Agency served on 3/22/2021, answer due 4/12/2021. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Raymond Bonner..(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/31/2021)
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