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Case TitleMIDDLE EAST FORUM v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02010
Date Filed2017-09-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffMIDDLE EAST FORUM
Case DescriptionThe Middle East Forum submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning a possible criminal investigation of Islamic Relief USA. The Middle East Forum told the agency that it was not requesting tax return information. The IRS interpreted the request as one for tax return information and refused to process it. The Middle East Forum then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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2017-09-291COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, TREASURY DEPARTMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5137384) filed by MIDDLE EAST FORUM. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to IRS, # 3 Summons to Treasury, # 4 Summons to US Attorney, # 5 Summons to Attorney General)(Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-29Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zsb) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-292SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-10-153RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/10/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/9/2017. (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 10/15/2017)
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