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Case TitleAdell v. Internal Revenue Service
DistrictMiddle District of Florida
CityFt. Myers
Case Number2:2022cv00053
Date Filed2022-01-26
Date Closed2022-05-19
JudgeJudge John L. Badalamenti
PlaintiffKevin Adell
Case DescriptionKevin Adell submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning the inappropriate behavior of an IRS Revenue Officer. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Adell filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantInternal Revenue Service
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2022-01-261COMPLAINT against Internal Revenue Service (Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AFLMDC-19160318) filed by Kevin Adell. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Proposed Summons)(Floch, Brandon) Modified on 1/28/2022 to edit docket text (jmc). (Entered: 01/26/2022)
2022-01-262NEW CASE ASSIGNED to Judge John L. Badalamenti and Magistrate Judge Nicholas P. Mizell. New case number: 2:22-cv-0053-JLB-NPM. (SJB) (Entered: 01/26/2022)
2022-01-283CIVIL Action Order. Signed by All Divisional Judges on 1/28/2022. (jmc) (Entered: 01/28/2022)
2022-01-284NOTICE of Local Rule 3.02(a)(2), which requires the parties in every civil proceeding, except those described in subsection (d), to file a case management report (CMR) using the uniform form at The CMR must be filed (1) within forty days after any defendant appears in an action originating in this court, (2) within forty days after the docketing of an action removed or transferred to this court, or (3) within seventy days after service on the United States attorney in an action against the United States, its agencies or employees. Judges may have a special CMR form for certain types of cases. These forms can be found at under the Forms tab for each judge. (Signed by Deputy Clerk). (jmc) (Entered: 01/28/2022)
2022-01-285NOTICE of Local Rule 2.02(a), which requires designation of one lead counsel who - unless the party changes the designation - remains lead counsel throughout the action. File a Notice of Lead Counsel Designation to identify lead counsel. (Signed by Deputy Clerk). (jmc) (Entered: 01/28/2022)
2022-01-286SUMMONS issued as to Internal Revenue Service. (jmc) (Entered: 01/28/2022)
2022-05-107TEXT ORDER. The Clerk issued a summons on 1/28/2022. (Doc. 6.) To date, Plaintiff has failed to file a proof of service. Accordingly, on or before 5/17/2022, Plaintiff is DIRECTED to SHOW CAUSE as to why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute under Local Rule 3.10. Failure to comply with this Order will result in dismissal without prejudice and without further notice. Signed by Judge John L. Badalamenti on 5/10/2022. (NM) (Entered: 05/10/2022)
2022-05-188NOTICE of voluntary dismissal by Kevin Adell (Floch, Brandon) (Entered: 05/18/2022)
2022-05-189TEXT ORDER. Plaintiff has filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal without prejudice. (Doc. 8.) The Notice is self-executing. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i); Matthews v. Gaither , 902 F.2d 877, 880 (11th Cir. 1990) (per curiam). Accordingly, the Clerk is DIRECTED to close the file. Signed by Judge John L. Badalamenti on 5/18/2022. (NM) (Entered: 05/18/2022)
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