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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00152
Date Filed2024-01-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge James E. Boasberg
Case DescriptionNavy Lieutenant Craig Becker was convicted in Belgium of killing his wife when she fell out of the window of their apartment. Becker successfully tried to get the U.S. to take jurisdiction over his case. After the Navy took jurisdiction, Becker was court-martialed and convicted. Becker submitted a FOIA request to the Navy for records concerning the agency's decision to assume jurisdiction of his case. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Becker filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2024-01-181COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10625300) filed by CRAIG R BECKER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Summons FOIA Summons Navy, # 9 Summons FOIA Summons Atty Gen, # 10 Summons FOIA Summons USAO DC, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sheldon, David) (Entered: 01/18/2024)
2024-01-19Case Assigned to Chief Judge James E. Boasberg. (zcb) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-192SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zcb) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-02-213RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/31/2024. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/1/2024. (Sheldon, David) (Entered: 02/21/2024)
2024-02-214RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/31/2024. (Sheldon, David) (Entered: 02/21/2024)
2024-02-295MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond by DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. (Adebonojo, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
2024-02-29MINUTE ORDER: If Plaintiff opposes Defendant's 5 Motion for Extension, the Court ORDERS that Plaintiff shall respond by March 4, 2024. So ORDERED by Chief Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/29/2024. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
2024-02-29Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 3/4/2024. (znbn) (Entered: 03/01/2024)
2024-03-046REPLY to opposition to motion re 5 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond filed by CRAIG R BECKER. (Sheldon, David) (Entered: 03/04/2024)
2024-03-04MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: (1) Defendant's 5 Motion for Extension of Time is GRANTED; and (2) Defendant shall respond to the 1 Complaint by April 2, 2024. So ORDERED by Chief Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/4/2024. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 03/04/2024)
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