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Case TitleAlvarez Gomez v. United States Department Of Justice et al
DistrictEastern District of Virginia
Case Number2:2023cv00494
Date Filed2023-10-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen
PlaintiffJuan Carlos Alvarez Gomez
Case DescriptionJuan Carlos Alvarez Gomez submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Alvarez Gomez filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department Of Justice
DefendantMerrick Garland Attorney General of the United States in his official capcity
DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
DefendantColette S. Peters Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons in her official capacity
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2023-10-041Complaint (Filing fee $ 402.), filed by Juan Carlos Alvarez Gomez. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Initial FOIA request, # 3 Exhibit Acknowledgement of FOIA request, # 4 Exhibit Notice of Hearing Immigration Court)(Kilpatrick, Alina) (Entered: 10/04/2023)
2023-10-042Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Elyssa Williams and Certification of Local Counsel Alina Kilpatrick Filing fee $ 75, receipt number AVAEDC-9156917. by Juan Carlos Alvarez Gomez. (Attachments: # 1 Pro hac vice application form)(Kilpatrick, Alina) (Entered: 10/04/2023)
2023-10-04Initial Case Assignment to District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen and Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller. (epri, ) (Entered: 10/04/2023)
2023-10-05Notice of Correction re 2 Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Elyssa Williams and Certification of Local Counsel Alina Kilpatrick Filing fee $ 75, receipt number AVAEDC-9156917. The motion does not contain the signature of the applicant. The motion filed also indicates that the applicant is a full-time employee of the United States of America requesting exemption from the filing fee. Local counsel should refile the motion with the corrected information including the written signature of the applicant. Counsel should not pay a second fee. (tlev, ) (Entered: 10/05/2023)
2023-10-063Proposed Summons by Juan Carlos Alvarez Gomez. (Kilpatrick, Alina) (Entered: 10/06/2023)
2023-10-064Summons Issued as to All Defendants. NOTICE TO ATTORNEY: Please remove the headers and print two duplexed copies of the electronically issued summons for each Defendant. Please serve one copy of the summons, the attached procedure for Civil Motions and a copy of the Complaint upon each Defendant. Please ensure that your process server returns the service copy (executed or unexecuted) to your attention and electronically file it using the filing events, Summons Returned Executed as to USA or Summons Returned Unexecuted as to USA. (Attachments: # 1 Procedure for Civil Motions)(dbra, ) (Entered: 10/06/2023)
2023-10-195Certificate Reporting Service by United States Department Of Justice. United States Department Of Justice served on 10/16/2023, answer due 12/15/2023. (Jansen, Sean) (Entered: 10/19/2023)
2023-11-136ANSWER to Complaint by Federal Bureau of Prisons, Merrick Garland, Colette S. Peters, United States Department Of Justice.(Jansen, Sean) (Entered: 11/13/2023)
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