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Case TitlePanjiva, Inc. et al v. United States Customs and Border Protection et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv08269
Date Filed2017-10-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J. Paul Oetken
PlaintiffPanjiva, Inc. a New York corporation
PlaintiffTrade Data Services, Inc. doing business as, ImportGenius, an Arizona corporation
Case DescriptionPanjiva, Inc., a company working to make global trade more efficient and transparent, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for aircraft manifests for inbound shipments from January - July 2014, which are required to be made public under 19 U.S.C. Section 1431(c). The agency denied the request because Panjiva had not provided third party authorization to receive the records. Panjiva filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Panjiva then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTIO
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20229
DefendantUnited States Customs and Border Protection
DefendantUnited States Department of Treasury
DefendantUnited States Department of Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20260-0010
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2017-10-261COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTIO, United States Department of Treasury. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14291245)Document filed by PANJIVA, INC, TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC..(Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-262MOTION for David A. Bahr to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14291314. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by PANJIVA, INC, TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit Declaration of David Bahr in support of PHV motion, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-263FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT SUMMONS REQUEST - PDF ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTIO, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by PANJIVA, INC, TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC.. (Bahr, David) Modified on 10/27/2017 (kl). (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-264FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT SUMMONS REQUEST - PDF ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by PANJIVA, INC, TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC.. (Bahr, David) Modified on 10/27/2017 (kl). (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-265CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-266RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Corporate Parent Battery Ventures VIII, L. L.P. for PANJIVA, INC. Document filed by PANJIVA, INC.(Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-267RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC..(Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-26>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 2 MOTION for David A. Bahr to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14291314. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (bcu) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-268MOTION for Sharon Yamit Yamen to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14292849. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by TRADE DATA SERVICES, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit NY Cert of Good Standing, # 3 Exhibit Utah Cert of Good Standing, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Yamen, Sharon) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-27>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 8 MOTION for Sharon Yamit Yamen to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14292849. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (wb) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-27CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge J. Paul Oetken. 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 . (kl) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-27Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman 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 . (kl) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-27Case Designated ECF. (kl) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-27***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney David Alan Bahr to RE-FILE Document No. 4 Request for Issuance of Summons, 3 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): PLEASE FILL OUT THE ATTORNEY ADDRESS/INFORMATION FIELD ON THE SUMMONS REQUEST. ALSO, THE PARTY NAMES MUST MATCH EXACLTY AS THEY APPEAR ON THE INITIAL PLEADING. 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. (kl) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-279FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT SUMMONS REQUEST - PARTIALLY BLANK FORM ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Panjiva, Inc., Trade Data Services, Inc.. (Bahr, David) Modified on 10/30/2017 (kl). (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-2710REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Treasury, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Panjiva, Inc., Trade Data Services, Inc.. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-3011ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Treasury. (kl) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-30***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney David Alan Bahr to RE-FILE Document No. 9 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): PLEASE FILL OUT THE ATTORNEY ADDRESS/INFORMATION FIELD ON THE SUMMONS REQUEST. 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. (kl) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-3012REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Panjiva, Inc., Trade Data Services, Inc.. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-3013ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Customs and Border Protection. (sj) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-10-3114ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Customs and Border Protection. (kl) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-11-0915ORDER granting 2 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. GRANTED. (HEREBY ORDERED by Judge J. Paul Oetken)(Text Only Order) (Oetken, J.) (Entered: 11/09/2017)
2017-11-0916ORDER granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. GRANTED. (HEREBY ORDERED by Judge J. Paul Oetken)(Text Only Order) (Oetken, J.) (Entered: 11/09/2017)
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