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Case TitleCollier v. Federal Communications Commission
DistrictEastern District of New York
Case Number1:2017cv04419
Date Filed2017-07-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Sandra L. Townes
PlaintiffKevin Collier
Case DescriptionKevin Collier, an investigative journalist, submitted two FOIA requests to the Federal Communications Commission for records concerning the crash of its website after John Oliver urged viewers to comment in favor of net neutrality. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted Collier expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Collier filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantFederal Communications Commission
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2017-07-261COMPLAINT against Federal Communications Commission filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0207-9711422 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -YES,, filed by Kevin Collier. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C) (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-262Proposed Summons.Civil Cover Sheet.. Re 1 Complaint, by Kevin Collier (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Summons) (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-26Case assigned to Judge Sandra L. Townes and Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-263Summons Issued as to Federal Communications Commission. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-274In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link: . You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences . Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-275This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-08-096SUMMONS Returned Executed by Kevin Collier. Federal Communications Commission served on 8/8/2017, answer due 9/9/2017. (Novack, Daniel) Modified on 8/9/2017 (Marziliano, August). (Entered: 08/09/2017)
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