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Case TitleMcLean v. Social Security Administration
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv06978
Date Filed2017-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen McMahon
PlaintiffOmel McLean
on behalf of J.N.M. a minor
Case DescriptionOmel McLean, the father and natural guardian of J.N.M., a 17-year-old child, submitted a FOIA request to the Social Security Administration for records concerning a complaint McLean could pursue for failure to investigate the activities of J.N.M.'s former representative payee. After hearing nothing further from the agency, McLean filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantSocial Security Administration
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
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2017-09-131COMPLAINT against Social Security Administration. Document filed by Omel McLean. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Mailing, # 2 Exhibit Proof of Receipt, # 3 Exhibit Redacted Copy of FOIA Request)(Baker, James) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-132CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Baker, James) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-133REQUEST TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS. Document filed by Omel McLean.(Baker, James) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-134FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Social Security Administration, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Omel McLean. (Baker, James) Modified on 9/20/2017 (pc). (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-14***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney James M. Baker. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: Added Alias - J.N.M. a minor to Omel McLean; Social Security Administration. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: alias party name was omitted. (rch) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-14CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Colleen McMahon. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . (rch) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-14Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (rch) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-14Case Designated ECF. (rch) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-185ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for Social Security. Referred to Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker. (Signed by Judge Colleen McMahon on 9/18/2017) (mro) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-09-206MEMO ENDORSEMENT: on APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT PREPAYING FEES OR COSTS: ENDORSEMENT: APPLICATION GRANTED. Leave to proceed in this Court without prepayment of fees is authorized. 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker on 9/20/2017) (ap) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-207FILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF AMENDED SUMMONS as to Social Security Administration, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Omel McLean. (Baker, James) Modified on 9/20/2017 (pc). (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney to RE-FILE Document No. 7 Request for Issuance of Amended Summons,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the wrong event type was used to file the request for issuance of summons. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pc) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-208REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Social Security Administration, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Omel McLean. (Baker, James) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-209ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Social Security Administration. (pc) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-2110AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. Social Security Administration served on 9/21/2017, answer due 10/12/2017. Service was made by mail. Document filed by Omel McLean. (Baker, James) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-09-2211ORDER. By no later than October 31, 2017, Defendant shall file a letter on the docket specifying whether it has responded to Plaintiff's request made under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"). To the extent Defendant has objected to Plaintiff's FOIA request in whole or in part, Defendant shall explain its objections with citations to legal authority. So Ordered. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker on 9/22/17) (yv) (Entered: 09/22/2017)
2017-10-0512NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Joseph Anthony Pantoja on behalf of Social Security Administration. (Pantoja, Joseph) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
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