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Case TitleXanthopoulos et al v. Internal Revenue Service
DistrictDistrict of Minnesota
CityDMN
Case Number0:2019cv03006
Date Filed2019-11-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Susan Richard Nelson
PlaintiffNicholas Xanthopoulos
PlaintiffT. Keith Fogg
Case DescriptionAttorney Nicholas Xanthopoulos and Harvard Law Professor T. Keith Fogg submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning redacted portions of Section 21.1.3.3 of IRS Internal Revenue Manual which explains the policies, procedures, and guidelines for authenticating the identity of third-party representatives. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Xanthopoulos and Fogg that a redacted version of the section was on the agency's website and that the redactions had been made under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Xanthopoulos and Fogg filed an administrative of the denial. The agency upheld its original decision. Xanthopoulos and Fogg then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantInternal Revenue Service
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2019-11-291COMPLAINT against Internal Revenue Service (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-7307423) filed by Nicholas Xanthopoulos. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B, # 3 Exhibit(s) C, # 4 Exhibit(s) D, # 5 Exhibit(s) E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet) (Xanthopoulos, Nicholas) (Entered: 11/29/2019)
2019-11-292NOTICE of Appearance by Nicholas John Xanthopoulos on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Xanthopoulos, Nicholas) (Entered: 11/29/2019)
2019-12-023TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Susan Richard Nelson per 3rd/4th Master list, referred to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright. Please use case number 19-cv-3006 SRN/ECW. (kt) (Entered: 12/02/2019)
2019-12-024Summons Issued as to Internal Revenue Service. (kt) (Entered: 12/02/2019)
2019-12-025Amended Summons Issued as to Internal Revenue Service. (kt) (Entered: 12/02/2019)
2019-12-036Second Amended Summons Issued as to Internal Revenue Service. (kt) (Entered: 12/03/2019)
2019-12-037MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Tuan Samahon. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7311964 filed by Nicholas Xanthopoulos. (Xanthopoulos, Nicholas) (Entered: 12/03/2019)
2019-12-038MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Shawn Rodgers. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7312264 filed by Nicholas Xanthopoulos. (Xanthopoulos, Nicholas) (Entered: 12/03/2019)
2019-12-179SUMMONS Returned Executed by Nicholas Xanthopoulos. Internal Revenue Service served on 12/9/2019; answer due 1/8/2020. (Xanthopoulos, Nicholas) Modified text on 12/17/2019 (kt). (Entered: 12/17/2019)
2020-01-1510(Text-Only) NOTICE: Telephone Conference set for 1/22/2020 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright. Counsel were provided conference bridge instructions via email.(TMA) (Entered: 01/15/2020)
2020-01-2211MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by Internal Revenue Service. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Text of Proposed Order)(Hunsader, Joseph) (Entered: 01/22/2020)
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