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Case TitlePickering v. Central Intelligence Agency
DistrictWestern District of New York
Case Number1:2024cv00081
Date Filed2024-01-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHon. Lawrence J. Vilardo
PlaintiffLeslie James Pickering
Case DescriptionLeslie Pickering submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of his request. The agency denied his request. Pickering filed an administrative appeal of the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Pickering filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
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2024-01-231COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency $ 405 receipt number ANYWDC-5088572, filed by Leslie James Pickering. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Kuzma, Michael) (Entered: 01/23/2024)
2024-01-24Case Assigned to Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo. Notification to Chambers of on-line civil case opening. (TMK) (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-01-24AUTOMATIC REFERRAL to Mediation: the ADR Plan is available for download at .(TMK) (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-01-24Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge: A United States Magistrate of this Court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636c and FRCP 73. The Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form (AO-85) is available for download at . (TMK) (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-01-242Summons Issued as to Central Intelligence Agency. (TMK) (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-01-243**Please disregard, entry docketed in incorrect case.** (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-01-294AFFIDAVIT of Service for Summons and Complaint served on Mary Claire Fowler on 01/25/2024, filed by Leslie James Pickering. (Kuzma, Michael) (Entered: 01/29/2024)
2024-01-305NOTICE of Appearance by Scott L. Sroka on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 01/30/2024)
2024-02-236ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Central Intelligence Agency.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 02/23/2024)
2024-02-267TEXT REFERRAL ORDER - Hon. Michael J. Roemer, United States Magistrate Judge, is hereby designated to act in this case as follows: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A), all pre-trial matters in this case are referred to the above-named United States Magistrate Judge, including but not limited to: (1) conduct of a scheduling conference and entry of a scheduling order pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16, (2) hearing and disposition of all non-dispositive motions or applications, (3) supervision of discovery, and (4) supervision of all procedural matters involving the aforementioned or involving the preparation of the case or any matter therein for consideration by the District Judge. The Magistrate Judge shall not hear and report upon dispositive motions for the consideration of the District Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C), unless further ordered by this Court. All motions or applications shall be filed with the Clerk and made returnable before the Magistrate Judge. The parties are encouraged to consider the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) governing consent to either partial or complete disposition of the case, including trial if necessary, by the Magistrate Judge. Consent forms are available from the office of the Magistrate Judge or the office of the Clerk of Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo on 2/26/2024. (CRT) (Entered: 02/26/2024)
2024-03-118TEXT ORDER. The parties are hereby directed to jointly complete and email to chambers at , the attached case management order. Such shall be completed within 30 days of the date of this Text Order. The Court will issue a final case management order upon receipt and review of the proposed deadlines. SO ORDERED. Issued by Hon. Michael J. Roemer on 3/11/2024. (RAZ) (Entered: 03/11/2024)
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