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Case TitleSlater v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
DistrictMiddle District of Florida
Case Number5:2023cv00724
Date Filed2023-12-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSenior Judge Brian J. Davis
PlaintiffJames M. Slater
Case DescriptionJames Slater submitted three FOIA requests on behalf of next of kin of prisoners who died at Coleman federal prison. The first request asked for records about the named prisoner. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Slated filed an administrative appeal. The agency remanded the case for a search because Exemption 7(A) was no longer applicable. The other two FOIA requests asked for records about each prisoner. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency concerning any of the three requests, Slater filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2023-12-171COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Prisons (Filing fee $405 receipt number AFLMDC-21570916) filed by James M. Slater. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons)(Slater, James) (Entered: 12/17/2023)
2023-12-182NEW CASE ASSIGNED to Judge Brian J. Davis and Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens. New case number: 5:23-cv-724-BJD-PRL. (RLK) (Entered: 12/18/2023)
2023-12-183SUMMONS issued as to Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (SPM) (Entered: 12/18/2023)
2023-12-184NOTICE TO COUNSEL Joshua Tarjan and James Slater of Local Rule 2.02(a), which states, "The first paper filed on behalf of a party must designate only one lead counsel who - unless the party changes the designation - remains lead counsel throughout the action." Counsel must file a Notice of Lead Counsel Designation identifying lead counsel. (Signed by Deputy Clerk). (SPM) (Entered: 12/18/2023)
2023-12-245NOTICE of Lead Counsel Designation by Joshua Tarjan on behalf of James M. Slater. Lead Counsel: Joshua Tarjan. (Tarjan, Joshua) (Entered: 12/24/2023)
2024-01-016CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by James M. Slater. (Tarjan, Joshua) (Entered: 01/01/2024)
2024-01-027NOTICE of Local Rule 3.02(a)(2), which requires the parties in every civil proceeding, except those described in subsection (d), to file a case management report (CMR) using the uniform form at The CMR must be filed (1) within forty days after any defendant appears in an action originating in this court, (2) within forty days after the docketing of an action removed or transferred to this court, or (3) within seventy days after service on the United States attorney in an action against the United States, its agencies or employees. Judges may have a special CMR form for certain types of cases. These forms can be found at under the Forms tab for each judge. (Signed by Deputy Clerk). (CKS) (Entered: 01/02/2024)
2024-01-198Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Complaint by Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Posteraro, Julie) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens. (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-199CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Posteraro, Julie) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-2310ENDORSED ORDER granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time to File. Response to the complaint due 2/9/24. Signed by Magistrate Judge Philip R. Lammens on 1/23/2024. (JWM) (Entered: 01/23/2024)
2024-02-0911ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 1 Complaint by Federal Bureau of Prisons.(Posteraro, Julie) (Entered: 02/09/2024)
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