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Case TitleCHAPMAN v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00254
Date Filed2017-02-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffROBERT CHAPMAN
Case DescriptionRobert Chapman submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning the correction of legal and mathematical errors in tax forms and instructions. The agency asked him to narrow his request, which he did. The agency then estimated that the cost of processing the request would be $2,378. The fee issue had not been resolved by the time Chapman filed suit. Chapman also submitted a second FOIA request concerning his time when he was an employee at the agency. The agency indicated that it would need more time to respond, but after hearing nothing further from the agency on either request, Chapman filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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2017-02-081COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616082866) filed by ROBERT CHAPMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(jf) (Entered: 02/08/2017)
2017-02-08SUMMONS (3) Issued as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jf) (Entered: 02/08/2017)
2017-02-132GENERAL 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 2/13/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 02/13/2017)
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