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Case TitleSherven, Matthew v. National Security Agency
DistrictWestern District of Wisconsin
Case Number3:2023cv00603
Date Filed2023-08-30
Date Closed2024-02-29
JudgeDistrict Judge James D. Peterson
PlaintiffMatthew J. Sherven
Case DescriptionMatthew Sherven submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records. The agency told him the request did not align with their mission. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Sherven filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantNational Security Agency
Complaint attachment 1
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Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [4]
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2023-08-301COMPLAINT against National Security Agency, filed by Matthew J. Sherven. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 New case party information form, # 4 Envelope) (jef),(ps) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-302Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Plaintiff Matthew J. Sherven. (jef),(ps) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-313ORDER on ifp request: Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Andrew R. Wiseman on 8/31/2023. (jef),(ps) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2024-02-054ORDER dismissing 1 Complaint. Amended Complaint due 2/20/2024. Signed by District Judge James D. Peterson on 2/5/2024. (lam),(ps) Modified on 2/28/2024 (lam). (Entered: 02/05/2024)
2024-02-295** TEXT ONLY ORDER ** I dismissed plaintiff's complaint for failure to provide fair notice of his claim, but I gave plaintiff an opportunity to file an amended complaint. Dkt. 4 . Plaintiff did not respond by the deadline, so the case is DISMISSED with prejudice for plaintiff's failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. The clerk of court is directed to enter judgment in defendant's favor and close the case. Signed by District Judge James D. Peterson on 2/29/2024. (lam),(ps) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
2024-02-296JUDGMENT entered in favor of defendant National Security Agency and against plaintiff Matthew Sherven dismissing this case with prejudice. (lam),(ps) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
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