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Case TitleBlanchard v. Executive Office for United States Attorneys
DistrictWestern District of Michigan
CitySouthern Division
Case Number1:2022cv00539
Date Filed2022-06-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Robert J. Jonker
PlaintiffJoshua Blanchard
Case DescriptionJoshua Blanchard submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records concerning the recusal of several Assistant U.S. Attorneys from cases in the Western District of Michigan. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after nearing nothing further from the agency, Blanchard filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantExecutive Office for United States Attorneys
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2022-06-131COMPLAINT against Executive Office for United States Attorneys filed by Joshua Blanchard (Blanchard, Joshua) (Entered: 06/13/2022)
2022-06-13FILING FEE PAID re 1 by plaintiff Joshua Blanchard in the amount of $402, receipt number AMIWDC-6766311 (Blanchard, Joshua) (Entered: 06/13/2022)
2022-06-132PROPOSED SUMMONS to be issued re 1 (Blanchard, Joshua) (Entered: 06/13/2022)
2022-06-143NOTICE that this case has been assigned Paul L. Maloney (jrg) (Entered: 06/14/2022)
2022-06-144SUMMONS ISSUED as to defendant Executive Office for United States Attorneys, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jrg) (Entered: 06/14/2022)
2022-06-165ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 22-CA-049 that this case is reassigned to Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker for all further proceedings ; signed by Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker (jrg) (Entered: 06/17/2022)
2022-06-296SUMMONS returned executed on Executive Office for United States Attorneys, US Attorney and US Attorney General; service upon defendant, Executive Office for United States Attorneys complete on 6/27/2022, answer due 8/26/2022 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certified Mail Return Receipts) (Blanchard, Joshua) (Entered: 06/29/2022)
2022-07-277ANSWER to complaint 1 with affirmative defenses by Executive Office for United States Attorneys (Long, Jeanne) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-07-278ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Philip J. Green; signed by Judge Robert J. Jonker (Judge Robert J. Jonker, sdb) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-08-049ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference: Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 10/4/2022 at 02:00 PM at 499 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green; status report due by 9/29/2022; signed by Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green (jkw) (Entered: 08/04/2022)
2022-09-2810JOINT STATUS REPORT regarding Rule 16 conference (Blanchard, Joshua) (Entered: 09/28/2022)
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