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Case TitleHighland Capital Management LP v. Internal Revenue Service
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
Case Number3:2017cv02906
Date Filed2017-10-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSenior Judge A. Joe Fish
PlaintiffHighland Capital Management LP
Case DescriptionHighland Capital Management submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning the facts or legal analysis behind a Chief Counsel Advice issued to Highland Capital Management. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and took a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Highland Capital Management filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantInternal Revenue Service
Complaint attachment 1
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2017-10-201COMPLAINT against Internal Revenue Service filed by Highland Capital Management LP. (Filing fee $400; Receipt number 0539-8754024) Clerk to issue summonses for federal and non-federal defendants. In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Attachments: # 1 Cover Sheet) (Allen, Katherine) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-202CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Highland Capital Management LP. (Allen, Katherine) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-203New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge (Judge Stickney). Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (ran) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-204Summons issued as to Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (ran) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-255ORDER: Within 15 days of the date of this order, Timothy L. Jacobs, Esquire shall either (1) provide to the court, and to the clerk of court, satisfactory documentation of membership or (2) apply for membership in the Bar of this court or for admission pro hac vice for this case. (Ordered by Senior Judge A. Joe Fish on 10/25/2017) (ran) (Entered: 10/25/2017)
2017-10-276Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing for Attorney Timothy L. Jacobs (Filing fee $25; Receipt number 0539-8769277) filed by Highland Capital Management LP (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Allen, Katherine) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-11-027ORDER granting 6 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Timothy L. Jacobs. If not already done, Applicant must register as an ECF User within 14 days (LR 5.1(f)). (Ordered by Senior Judge A. Joe Fish on 11/2/2017) (epm) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
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by FOIA Project Staff