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Case TitleGonzalez v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
DistrictSouthern District of Florida
Case Number1:2017cv24171
Date Filed2017-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Cecilia M. Altonaga
PlaintiffJoey D Gonzalez
Case DescriptionJoey Gonzalez, an employee of the Department of Agriculture, submitted a FOIA request to the agency for records concerning a climate assessment conducted at the agency's Miami Station. The agency disclosed a redacted version of the climate assessment, citing Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Gonzalez filed an administrative appeal, but the agency's decision was upheld on appeal. Gonzalez then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Agriculture
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2017-11-131COMPLAINT for Declaratory Judgment, Monetary and Injunctive Relief against U.S. Department of Agriculture, filed by Joey D Gonzalez. Filing fees $ 400.00. NOT PAID/NO IFP FILED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Summons)(kpe) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-132Clerks Notice of Judge Assignment to Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga. Pursuant to 28 USC 636(c), the parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman is available to handle any or all proceedings in this case. If agreed, parties should complete and file the Consent form found on our website. It is not necessary to file a document indicating lack of consent. Pro se (NON-PRISONER) litigants may receive Notices of Electronic Filings (NEFS) via email after filing a Consent by Pro Se Litigant (NON-PRISONER) to Receive Notices of Electronic Filing. The consent form is available under the forms section of our website. (kpe) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-143Clerk's Notice of Filing Deficiency Re: 1 Complaint, filed by Joey D Gonzalez. Document(s) were filed conventionally that should have been filed electronically (CM/ECF Administrative Procedures). (kpe) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-144Clerks Notice to Filer re: Electronic Case. Filing fees not paid. Filer is instructed to file a Notice of Compliance of Filing Fee, and electronically pay the correct fees of $400.00 within 24 hours of this notice. (jc) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-155Clerks Notice of Receipt of Filing Fee received on 11/15/2017 in the amount of $ 400.00, receipt number FLS100154146 (vt) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
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