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Case TitleValencia v. United States Social Security Administration
DistrictWestern District of Michigan
CitySouthern Division
Case Number1:2017cv00581
Date Filed2017-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Gordon J. Quist
PlaintiffFelipe Valencia
Case DescriptionFelipe Valencia submitted a FOIA request to the Social Security Administration for records concerning his application for social security benefits. He also requested information about contacts between the agency and the Department of Homeland Security concerning Valencia's visit to the SSA's Holland, Michigan office. The agency responded to the first part of Valencia's request, but not the second part. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Valencia filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Social Security Administration
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2017-06-261COMPLAINT against United States Social Security Administration filed by Felipe Valencia (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4) (Alvarez, Robert) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-262APPLICATION TO PROCEED without prepayment of fees and affidavit (Alvarez, Robert) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-26COMPLAINT RECEIVED; IFP Decision Pending (ems) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-283Memorandum regarding potentially related case returned to Clerk from Magistrate Judge Green indicating that this case is not related to 1:17-cv-580 (mkc) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-284NOTICE that this case has been assigned Robert J. Jonker (ems) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-285ORDER granting plaintiff leave to proceed in forma pauperis; signed by Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green (Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green, jkw) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-29SUMMONS NOT ISSUED as to defendant United States Social Security Administration (none provided) (ems) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-06-296ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 17-CA-072 that this case is reassigned to Judge Gordon J. Quist for all further proceedings ; signed by Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker (mg) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
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