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Case TitleHuddle v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al
DistrictNorthern District of Ohio
Case Number3:2021cv01652
Date Filed2021-08-25
Date Closed2022-07-11
JudgeJudge Jeffrey J. Helmick
PlaintiffSteve H. Huddle
Case DescriptionSteve Huddle submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the CIA. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, Huddle filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [9]
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2021-08-251Complaint against Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency. Filing fee paid. $402. Receipt # 34660012624. Filed by Steve H. Huddle. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Energy Engineering for Effects and Using your Sixth Sense, # 4 Envelope) (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-08-25Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick assigned to case. (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-08-25Random Assignment of Magistrate Judge pursuant to Local Rule 3.1. In the event of a referral, case will be assigned to Magistrate Judge Darrell A. Clay. (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-08-252Original Summons and Magistrate Consent Form issued for service upon Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation through U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Magistrate Consent Form) (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-08-25Copy of 1 Complaint, 2 Summons mailed to Steve H. Huddle at Heritage Villiage, Room 115 a, 555 Anthony Wayne Trail, Waterville, OH 43566 on 8/25/2021. Related document(s) 1 , 2 . (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-08-25Remark by Clerk re Service Upon U.S. Government Defendant. If a U.S. Government agency or officer is sued, you must provide summons for that defendant, for the U.S. Attorney General (Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20530) and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio (801 West Superior Avenue, Suite 400, Cleveland, OH 44113-1852). (H,JL) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-09-093Motion for appointment of counsel filed by Plaintiff Steve H. Huddle. (K,AR) (Entered: 09/09/2021)
2021-09-284Motion to proceed in forma pauperis filed by Plaintiff Steve H. Huddle. Related document(s) 3 . (Attachments: # 1 Resident Statement Landscape, # 2 Resident Fund Management Service Statement, # 3 Ohio Medicaid Renewal Notice)(K,AR) (Entered: 09/28/2021)
2021-09-285Letter regarding address for defendant. Related document(s) 1 , 2 . (K,AR) (Entered: 09/28/2021)
2021-11-096Motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction , Motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Related document(s) 1 . (Rojas, Guillermo) (Entered: 11/09/2021)
2021-11-187Letter filed by Plaintiff. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (S,DM) (Entered: 11/18/2021)
2022-03-048Letter with Related documents to Complaint 1 . (Attachments: # 1 Updated Book Pages, # 2 Plaintiff Magistrate Consent, # 3 Envelope) (K,AR) (Entered: 03/04/2022)
2022-07-119Memorandum Opinion and Order : Defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction is granted. Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is denied as moot in that the docket indicates plaintiff paid the full filing fee in the case. And his motion for appointment of counsel is also denied as appointment of counsel in civil cases is not a constitutional right and is warranted only in "exceptional circumstances," which I do not find exist here. re 3 , 4 , 6 . Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick on 7/11/22. (M,SM) (Entered: 07/11/2022)
2022-07-1110Judgment Entry : In accordance with my accompanying Memorandum Opinion and Order, this action is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. I further certify, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this decision could not be taken in good faith. re 9 . Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick on 7/11/22. (M,SM) (Entered: 07/11/2022)
2022-07-11Copy of 9 Memorandum Opinion and Order and 10 Judgment Entry mailed to Steve H. Huddle at Heritage Village Room 115 a 555 Anthony Wayne Trail Waterville, OH 43566 on 7/11/22. Related document(s) 10 , 9 . (M,SM) (Entered: 07/11/2022)
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