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Case TitleZheng et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DistrictEastern District of New York
Case Number1:2023cv07954
Date Filed2023-10-25
Date Closed2023-12-05
JudgeMagistrate Judge Lois Bloom
PlaintiffWenliang Zheng
PlaintiffLibin Hu
PlaintiffYunze Zheng
Case DescriptionWenliang Zheng submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Zheng filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2023-10-251COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services filing fee $ 402, receipt number ANYEDC-17219090 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -Yes,, filed by Wenliang Zheng, Yunze Zheng, Libin Hu. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons) (Piston, Michael) (Entered: 10/25/2023)
2023-10-26Case Assigned to Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (CV) (Entered: 10/26/2023)
2023-10-262Clerks Notice Re: Consent. A magistrate judge has been assigned as the presiding judge in this case as part of a Pilot Program, governed by EDNY Administrative Order 2023-23. In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent, the assigned Magistrate Judge is available to conduct all proceedings in this action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to this Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form is also available here: Any party may withhold its consent without adverse substantive consequences. Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. Unless all parties consent to the Magistrate Judge jurisdiction by the deadline set forth in the Administrative Order 2023-23, a District Judge will be assigned to the case. The parties are directed to review the terms of Administrative Order 2023-23 and other materials related to the Pilot Program on the Courts website: (CV) (Entered: 10/26/2023)
2023-10-263This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (CV) (Entered: 10/26/2023)
2023-10-264Summons Issued as to All Defendants. (CV) (Entered: 10/26/2023)
2023-11-155MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 150, receipt number ANYEDC-17288872 by Libin Hu, Wenliang Zheng, Yunze Zheng. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit in Support, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of good standing) (Piston, Michael) (Entered: 11/15/2023)
2023-11-16ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The attorney shall register for ECF, registration is available online at Once registered, the attorney shall file a notice of appearance and ensure that he receives electronic notification of activity in this case. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom on 11/16/2023. (IK) (Entered: 11/16/2023)
2023-11-276NOTICE of Appearance by Michael E. Piston on behalf of Libin Hu, Wenliang Zheng, Yunze Zheng (notification declined or already on case) (Piston, Michael) (Entered: 11/27/2023)
2023-12-047NOTICE of Appearance by Marika Lyons on behalf of All Defendants (aty to be noticed) (Lyons, Marika) (Entered: 12/04/2023)
2023-12-048STIPULATION of Dismissal by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Lyons, Marika) (Entered: 12/04/2023)
2023-12-05ORDER: In light of the parties' stipulation of dismissal, ECF No. 8 , the Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to close this case. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom on 12/5/2023. (IK) (Entered: 12/05/2023)
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