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Case TitleKWOKA v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01157
Date Filed2017-06-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffMARGARET B. KWOKA
Case DescriptionMargaret Kwoka, a professor at the University of Denver Law School, submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning a list of FOIA requests received by the agency in FY 2015, including information about the processing of the requests. The IRS provided some of the data requested by Kwoka, but withheld personally-identifying information under Exemption 3 (other statutes) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Kwoka filed an administrative appeal, which the agency denied. Kwoka then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [18]
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2017-06-141COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4990575) filed by MARGARET B. KWOKA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons to Attorney General, # 3 Summons Summons to US Attorney, # 4 Summons Summons to Internal Revenue Service)(Rosenbaum, Adina) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-14Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-162SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-193NOTICE of Appearance by Megan Eileen Hoffman-Logsdon on behalf of INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-07-114NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick D. Llewellyn on behalf of MARGARET B. KWOKA (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-195ANSWER to Complaint by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-216ORDER: Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before August 7, 2017. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/21/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
2017-07-21Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 8/7/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-287Joint STATUS REPORT by MARGARET B. KWOKA. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-08-01MINUTE ORDER setting the schedule for further proceedings in this matter. Defendant shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before September 8, 2017; Plaintiff shall file her Opposition to Defendant's Motion and any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before October 6, 2017; Defendant shall file its Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion and Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before October 20, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file her Reply in Support of her Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 3, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 08/01/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 08/01/2017)
2017-08-01Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 9/8/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/6/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/20/2017. Plaintiff's Cross Motion due by 10/6/2017. Response to Cross Motion due by 10/20/2017. Reply to Cross Motion due by 11/3/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 08/01/2017)
2017-09-078Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-07MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 8 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. The briefing schedule in this matter is now as follows: Defendant shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before September 15, 2017; Plaintiff shall file her Opposition to Defendant's Motion and any Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before October 13, 2017; Defendant shall file its Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion and Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before October 27, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file her Reply in Support of her Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/07/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-07Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 9/15/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/13/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/27/2017. Plaintiff's Cross Motionsdue by 10/13/2017. Response to Cross Motion due by 10/27/2017. Reply to Cross Motion due by 11/10/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-159MOTION for Summary Judgment by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-10-1310Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by MARGARET B. KWOKA (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Margaret B. Kwoka, # 2 Declaration of Patrick D. Llewellyn, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-1311Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by MARGARET B. KWOKA. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Margaret B. Kwoka, # 2 Declaration of Patrick D. Llewellyn, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-2612MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 10 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-26MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 12 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant shall file its Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion and Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 3, 2017, and Plaintiff shall file her Reply in Support of her Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before December 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/26/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-26Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's response to Cross Motion due by 11/3/2017. Plaintiff's reply to Cross Motion due by 12/1/2017. Defendant's reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/3/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 10/28/2017)
2017-11-0313Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 10 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) (Entered: 11/03/2017)
2017-11-03MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 13 Second Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant shall file its Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion and Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 9, 2017, and Plaintiff shall file her Reply in Support of her Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on or before December 7, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/03/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 11/03/2017)
2017-11-03Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Response to Cross Motion due by 11/9/2017. Reply to Cross Motion due by 12/7/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/9/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 11/05/2017)
2017-11-0914REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of William Rowe, # 2 Declaration of Corrina Smith)(Hoffman-Logsdon, Megan) Modified link on 11/13/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 11/09/2017)
2017-11-0915Memorandum in opposition to re 10 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (See Docket Entry 14 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-12-05Case directly reassigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. Judge Amit P. Mehta is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 12/05/2017)
2017-12-0716REPLY to opposition to motion re 10 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by MARGARET B. KWOKA. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Margaret B. Kwoka)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 12/07/2017)
2018-09-2817ORDER granting in part and denying in part defendant's 9 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part plaintiff's 10 Motion for Summary Judgment. See order for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 28, 2018. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
2018-09-2818MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding defendant's 9 Motion for Summary Judgment and plaintiff's 10 Motion for Summary Judgment. See order for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 28, 2018. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
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