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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv02354
Date Filed2016-12-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted two FOIA requests to the IRS for records pertaining to communications and transmittals from the IRS to the Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation. Cause of Action Institute requested the documents after the Chief Counsel of the IRS issued guidance that such records should be considered congressional records, not agency records subject to FOIA. The agency denied Cause of Action Institute's requests based on its determination that such records were not agency records. Cause of Action Institute filed an administrative appeal and the agency upheld its initial decision. Cause of Action Institute then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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2016-12-011COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4761393) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (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 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit Exhibit 13, # 14 Civil Cover Sheet, # 15 Summons IRS, # 16 Summons AG, # 17 Summons Clerk)(Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/01/2016)
2016-12-012Corporate Disclosure Statement by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/01/2016)
2016-12-013NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan Patrick Mulvey on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 12/01/2016)
2016-12-02Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (sb) (Entered: 12/02/2016)
2016-12-024SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 12/02/2016)
2016-12-055GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Courts instructions for briefing motions and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 12/5/2016. (lckbj1) (Entered: 12/05/2016)
2016-12-066RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE served on 12/5/2016 (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/06/2016)
2016-12-067RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/06/2016. (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/06/2016)
2016-12-068RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/6/2016. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/5/2017. (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/06/2016)
2017-01-039NOTICE of Appearance by Kieran O'Neill Carter on behalf of INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Carter, Kieran) (Entered: 01/03/2017)
2017-01-0410MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or other Responsive Pleading to Complaint by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Carter, Kieran) (Entered: 01/04/2017)
2017-01-09MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 10 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 2/21/201. Any further requests for extensions of time must comply with 5 the Court's General Order and Guidelines for Civil Cases. Counsel is specifically directed to Section 5 of the Appendix to the General Order and Guidelines. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/9/2017. (lckbj1, ) (Entered: 01/09/2017)
2017-02-2111MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of Thomas A. Barthold, # 3 Declaration of Scott S. Landes, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Index of Exhibits, # 7 Text of Proposed Order)(McMonagle, Ryan) (Entered: 02/21/2017)
2017-03-0312Memorandum in opposition to re 11 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Mulvey, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
2017-03-1013REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jonathan Davis)(McMonagle, Ryan) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-04-20MINUTE ORDER setting hearing on 11 Motion to Dismiss for 8/3/2017 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 04/20/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-06-07MINUTE ORDER. It is hereby ORDERED that the Hearing on 11 Motion to Dismiss currently set for 8/3/2017 at 10:30 AM is VACATED and RESET for 8/24/2017 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 06/07/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
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