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Case TitleWright v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of California
CitySan Diego
Case Number3:2017cv01451
Date Filed2017-07-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Larry Alan Burns
PlaintiffRoderic Mack Wright
Case DescriptionRoderic Wright submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the IRS for records concerning the government's prosecution of him on tax-related matters. The FBI uncovered more than 3,500 pages. The IRS found 110 responsive pages, but disclosed only five pages. After appealing various denials, Wright finally filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
DefendantU.S. Department of the Treasury
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [5]
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2017-07-181COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Treasury ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0974-10258411.), filed by Roderic Mack Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Case Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3) The new case number is 3:17-cv-01451-LAB-MDD. Judge Larry Alan Burns and Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin are assigned to the case. (Hasso-Najm, Jennifer J)(anh). (jao). (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-182Summons Issued. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should print this summons and serve it in accordance with Rule 4, Fed.R.Civ.P and LR 4.1. (anh) (jao). (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-12-153ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Order to Show Cause Brief due by 12/20/2017. Signed by Judge Larry Alan Burns on 12/15/2017.(acc) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-184MOTION for Extension of Time to Amend for Service of Complaint by Roderic Mack Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Hasso-Najm, Jennifer). QC Mail - Reminder to use "s/" signature (jdt). (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-215ORDER granting 4 Additional Time to Serve Complaint. The Court exercises its discretion to allow Wright to serve his complaint by 12/29/2017. If he doesn't, this action will be dismissed. Signed by Judge Larry Alan Burns on 12/20/2017. (jdt) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-286SUMMONS Returned Executed by Roderic Mack Wright. All Defendants served. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service, # 2 Proof of Service, # 3 Proof of Service, # 4 Proof of Service, # 5 Proof of Service, # 6 Proof of Service)(Hasso-Najm, Jennifer) (jdt). (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2018-01-167Ex Parte MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Complaint by U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Church, Rebecca)Attorney Rebecca Grace Church added to party U.S. Department of Justice(pty:dft), Attorney Rebecca Grace Church added to party U.S. Department of the Treasury(pty:dft) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
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