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Case TitleSingh v. United States Postal Service
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2017cv00233
Date Filed2017-02-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeU.S. District Judge John C Coughenour
PlaintiffKeerut Singh
Case DescriptionKeerut Singh, a former employee, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Postal Service for his personnel and background check file. The Postal Service sent Singh some records from his personnel file, but told Singh that background check records were maintained by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He sent his request there, but the Postal Inspection Service said it had no background check records on him. Singh appealed the decisions, but then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantUnited States Postal Service
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2017-02-141COMPLAINT (NO FEE/NO IFP) against defendant(s) United States Postal Service (Summons(es) not issued), filed by Keerut Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Email requesting new case)(CDA) (Entered: 02/15/2017)
2017-02-152LETTER to Filer re case number and Judge assignment. (CDA) Modified on 2/15/2017 cc plaintiff via U.S. Mail(CDA). (Entered: 02/15/2017)
2017-02-16FILING FEE : $ 400.00, receipt number SEA083057 (CDA) Modified on 2/16/2017 (CDA). (Entered: 02/16/2017)
2017-02-163Summonses Issued as to defendant(s) United States Postal Service. Mailed to plaintiff via U.S. Mail. (CDA) (Entered: 02/16/2017)
2017-02-174NOTICE: Plaintiff Keerut Singh has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (PS) (Entered: 02/17/2017)
2017-02-265AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Civil Process Clerk on 2/22/2017, filed by Plaintiff Keerut Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Singh, Keerut) (Entered: 02/26/2017)
2017-02-276AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Office Of The U.S. Attorney General on 2/24/2017, filed by Plaintiff Keerut Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Singh, Keerut) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-287Stipulated MOTION for Order Directing Service By United States Marshal , filed by Plaintiff Keerut Singh. Noting Date 2/28/2017, (Singh, Keerut) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-03-018ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE by US Marshal as to United States Postal Service; granting 7 Plaintiff's Motion for Order Directing Service By United States Marshal ; directing Clerk to issue summons. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (swt) (cc: USMO) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-03-019Summons Issued as to defendant United States Postal Service. (swt) (Sent via interoffice mail to USMO) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-03-1310MINUTE ENTRY re: STATUS CONFERENCE. The attorney who will be responsible for trying the case should attend the conference and be prepared to discuss the following matters at the conference: 1. The nature of the case; 2. The status of matters which are presently set before the Court, e.g., hearings, motions, etc.; 3. The status of discovery and a time schedule for its completion; 4. A statement of any legal issues about which motions are contemplated and a possible briefing schedule; 5. An estimate of the number of days needed for trial; 6. Whether the case is jury or non-jury; 7. The date by which the case will be ready for trial; 8. Settlement probabilities; and 9. Whether the parties consent to proceed to trial before an assigned magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). If counsel's office is outside of the Greater Metropolitan Seattle area, arrangements may be made to participate telephonically in the conference by contacting the Courtroom Deputy Clerk at at least TEN (10) days prior to the proceeding. Counsel do NOT need to file a Joint Status Report or Rule 26(f) Report in advance of the Status Conference. Counsel should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early to check in with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk, as the Court's calendar begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. COUNSEL OR THE PRO SE PARTY WHO FILED THIS MATTER SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY ALL PARTIES OF THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SCHEDULED STATUS CONFERENCE. A Status Conference is set for 5/23/2017 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 16206 before U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour. (PP) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-1311ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour. (PP) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
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