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Case TitleBehar v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv08153
Date Filed2017-10-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Lewis A. Kaplan
PlaintiffRichard Behar
Case DescriptionRichard Behar, a reporter, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Secret Service for records cataloging visitors to candidate Donald Trump, his family, and campaign officials during the election and prior to his inauguration. Behar also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Behar filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
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2017-10-231COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14275320)Document filed by Richard Behar. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Langford, John) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-232CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Langford, John) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-233REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-23CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . 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 http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (sj) (Entered: 10/24/2017)
2017-10-23Magistrate 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: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (sj) (Entered: 10/24/2017)
2017-10-23Case Designated ECF. (sj) (Entered: 10/24/2017)
2017-10-234ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (sj) (Entered: 10/24/2017)
2017-10-255AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. U.S. Department of Homeland Security served on 10/25/2017, answer due 11/24/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) (Entered: 10/25/2017)
2017-10-266AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. United States Attorney General served on 10/25/2017, answer due 11/24/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-267AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York served on 10/25/2017, answer due 11/24/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-308NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Sarah Sheive Normand on behalf of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Normand, Sarah) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-11-029ORDER RE SCHEDULING AND INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 12/5/2017 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 21B, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Lewis A. Kaplan; and as further set forth in this Order. (Signed by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on 11/2/2017) (anc) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-1710NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Casey Kyung-Se Lee on behalf of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Lee, Casey) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
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