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Case TitleHolmes-Hamilton et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
Case Number8:2021cv00702
Date Filed2021-03-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge George Jarrod Hazel
PlaintiffDajuan Holmes-Hamilton
PlaintiffJeremiah Williams
PlaintiffWilliam Cox
Case DescriptionDajuan Holmes-Hamilton submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning the investigation of the deaths of Cynthia Ann Day and Nathaniel Edward Holmes in the Dominican Republic in 2019. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and denied them under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Holmes-Hamilton filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The agency withdrew its Exemption 7(A) claim but told Holmes-Hamilton that it would take at least five years to process the request. Holmes-Hamilton then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
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2021-03-191COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Investigation ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0416-9171273.), filed by Dajuan Holmes-Hamilton, Jeremiah Williams, William Cox. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Civil Cover Sheet, # 14 Summons)(Szokoly, Nicholas) (Entered: 03/19/2021)
2021-03-192QC NOTICE: 1 Complaint, filed by William Cox, Dajuan Holmes-Hamilton, Jeremiah Williams was filed incompletely. **The following attachments or exhibits are missing - Summons. Summons were provided for only the named Defendant. If the defendant is either an agency of the United States or an officer or employee of the United States, you must serve both the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, as well as each defendant. To correct this problem, file the other Summons using the event Notice (Other) and link the Summons to 1 . (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/19/2021)
2021-03-193NOTICE by William Cox, Dajuan Holmes-Hamilton, Jeremiah Williams re 1 Complaint, U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Szokoly, Nicholas) (Entered: 03/19/2021)
2021-03-224Summons Issued 60 days as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/22/2021)
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