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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv01755
Date Filed2016-08-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
Case DescriptionFreedom Watch submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the Office of the Attorney General for records concerning the agency's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for misuse of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Freedom Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS Record/Information Dissemination Section
DefendantOFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Office of Information Policy
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2016-08-301COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4656688) filed by FREEDOM WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(Klayman, Larry) (Entered: 08/30/2016)
2016-08-30Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 08/31/2016)
2016-09-012SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 09/01/2016)
2016-09-01ELECTRONIC SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney. (SUMMONS NOT FILED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED) (md) (Entered: 09/01/2016)
2016-09-023REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE U.S. Attorney filed by FREEDOM WATCH, INC..(Klayman, Larry) (Entered: 09/02/2016)
2016-09-064SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as U.S. Attorney (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(zrdj) (Entered: 09/06/2016)
2019-07-17MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff Freedom Watch filed this action nearly two years ago, yet has not prosecuted this matter. The court will dismiss this matter for want of prosecution by July 24, 2019, unless Plaintiff notifies the court that it intends to move forward. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/17/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Status Report due by 7/24/2019. (zjd) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-235STATUS REPORT Status Report and Request for Telephonic Status Conference by FREEDOM WATCH, INC. (Klayman, Larry) Modified event title on 7/31/2019 (znmw). (Entered: 07/23/2019)
2019-07-236MOTION for Hearing Telephonic Status Conference by FREEDOM WATCH, INC. (See Docket Entry 5 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 07/31/2019)
2019-07-29MINUTE ORDER. The court declines Plaintiff's request to set a telephonic conference. The docket does not reflect proper service of the government pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i). Unless Plaintiff effects service by August 29, 2019, the court will dismiss this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/29/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 07/29/2019)
2019-07-29Set/Reset Deadlines: Service to be effectuated upon party by 8/29/2019. (zjd) (Entered: 07/31/2019)
2019-09-037ORDER dismissing the case without prejudice. See attached order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/03/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 09/03/2019)
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