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Case TitleMartinez Rodriguez v. Wolfrey et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2023cv00597
Date Filed2023-04-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Thomas S. Zilly
PlaintiffMaria del Sagrario Martinez Rodriguez
Case DescriptionMaria del Sagrario Martinez Rodriguez submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning each of her biometric encounters with the Office of Biometric Identity Management. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. However, OBIM did not disclose all the encounters requested. Martinez Rodriguez then filed an appeal. The appeal office remanded the case back for further search. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Martinez Rodriguez filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantJimmy Wolfrey Senior Director, FOIA Operations and Management
DefendantAlejandro Mayorkas Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security
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2023-04-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Receipt # AWAWDC-7976980) Attorney Hilary Han added to party Maria del Sagrario Martinez Rodriguez(pty:pla) filed by Maria del Sagrario Martinez Rodriguez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons as to Defendant Wolfrey, # 9 Summons as to Defendant Mayorkas)(Han, Hilary) (Entered: 04/19/2023)
2023-04-24Judge Thomas S. Zilly added. (RE) (Entered: 04/24/2023)
2023-04-242Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant(s) Alejandro Mayorkas, Jimmy Wolfrey. (Attachments: # 1 Summons) (RE) (Entered: 04/24/2023)
2023-04-263MINUTE ORDER: The Court concludes that this proceeding is exempt from the initial disclosure requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1)(A) and the initial conference requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f). Counsel are directed to confer and to file a JOINT STATUS REPORT by July 31, 2023. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (LH) (Entered: 04/26/2023)
2023-05-044AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to All defendants on 5/4/2023, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Han, Hilary) (Entered: 05/04/2023)
2023-05-245NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Kristen R Vogel on behalf of Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Jimmy Wolfrey. (Vogel, Kristen) (Entered: 05/24/2023)
2023-05-246NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Katie Denise Fairchild on behalf of Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Jimmy Wolfrey. (Fairchild, Katie) (Entered: 05/24/2023)
2023-05-247Stipulated MOTION to Extend Response Deadline , filed by Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Jimmy Wolfrey. Noting Date 5/24/2023, (Vogel, Kristen) (Entered: 05/24/2023)
2023-05-26The parties' stipulated motion, docket no. 7 , is GRANTED, and the deadline for defendants to file a responsive pleading or motion is EXTENDED to July 31, 2023. The parties' Joint Status Report remains due on July 31, 2023. (KK) (Entered: 05/26/2023)
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