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Case TitleZaid v. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
CityGreenbelt
Case Number8:2022cv01602
Date Filed2022-06-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Deborah K. Chasanow
PlaintiffMark Zaid
Case DescriptionMark Zaid submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning five categories of records. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and referred it to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, Zaid filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
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Opinion/Order [15]
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2022-06-291COMPLAINT against Department of Homeland Security ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AMDDC-10021822.), filed by MARK ZAID. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons DHS, # 3 Summons USAG, # 4 Summons USAMD)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 06/29/2022)
2022-06-292MOTION for Leave to File Complaint Using Counsel's Address in Violation of LCVR 102.2(a) by MARK ZAID (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Moss Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 06/29/2022)
2022-06-303Summons Issued 60 days as to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2022)
2022-06-304NOTICE of Case Assignment. This case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Ajmel A. Quereshi. Mark Zaid or counsel for Mark Zaid are required to review and comply with the Magistrate Judge Pilot Project Procedures which can be downloaded here . Pursuant to Standing Order 2019-07, which can be downloaded here , counsel has 14 days from the date of this notice to file their consent, or decline to consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate Judge which can be downloaded here . To file your consent, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . To file your declination, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Decline to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . Failure to file a consent or declination will result in issuance of an Order to Show Cause. Please review the case management order that has been issued in this case. Magistrate Election Form due by 7/14/2022. (mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2022)
2022-06-305Case Management Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi on 6/30/2022. (mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2022)
2022-07-156ORDER directing Mark Zaid to show cause for failure to comply with Standing Order 2019-07 . Show Cause Hearing set for 7/29/2022 02:00 PM in (proceed to the Clerk's Office to determine the location of the hearing) before the Chambers Judge. This Order shall be vacated if Mark Zaid files a consent or declination prior to the show cause hearing date. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi on 7/15/2022. (mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/2022)
2022-07-158PAPERLESS ORDER CANCELLING Show Cause Hearing re: 6 Order to Show Cause. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi on 7/15/2022. (mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/2022)
2022-07-15Case Reassigned to Judge Deborah K. Chasanow. Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi no longer assigned to the case. (jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/15/2022)
2022-07-219SUMMONS Returned Executed by Mark Zaid. Department of Homeland Security served on 7/13/2022, answer due 8/3/2022. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USPS receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 07/21/2022)
2022-07-2210NOTICE of Appearance by Alicia Leigh Shelton on behalf of Department of Homeland Security (Shelton, Alicia) (Entered: 07/22/2022)
2022-07-2711Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 1 Complaint by Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Shelton, Alicia) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-07-2712PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING 11 consent motion for extension of time. Defendant's response to Plaintiff's complaint is due September 9, 2022. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 7/27/2022. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-09-0813MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 1 Complaint by Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Shelton, Alicia) (Entered: 09/08/2022)
2022-09-0814PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING 13 motion for extension of time. Defendant's response to Plaintiff's complaint is due November 8, 2022. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 9/8/2022. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 09/08/2022)
2022-09-2315MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 9/23/2022. (sat, Chambers) (Entered: 09/23/2022)
2022-09-2316ORDER GRANTING 2 motion for leave to file complaint using Counsel's address. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 9/23/2022. (sat, Chambers) (Entered: 09/23/2022)
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