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Case TitleSeay v. United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") et al
DistrictNorthern District of Mississippi
CityOxford Division
Case Number3:2018cv00026
Date Filed2018-02-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Michael P. Mills
PlaintiffClant M. Seay
Case DescriptionClant Seavy, an Internet videographer covering issues of animal cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Agriculture for records concerning violations of the Horse Protection Act. The agency denied Seavy's request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Seavy filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Seavy filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") 1400 Independence Ave., S. W. Washington, D.C. 20250
DefendantAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") 4700 River Road Riverdale, MD 20737
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Complaint
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2018-02-011COMPLAINT, Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0537-1516280, filed by Clant M. Seay. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Credentials, # 2 Exhibit B Article, # 3 Exhibit C Order, # 4 Exhibit D Video, # 5 Exhibit E E-mail, # 6 Exhibit F FOIA Request, # 7 Exhibit G Letter, # 8 Exhibit H Order, # 9 Exhibit I Order, # 10 Exhibit J Records, # 11 Exhibit K Article, # 12 Exhibit L E-mails, # 13 Exhibit M E-mails, # 14 Exhibit N E-mails, # 15 Exhibit O Letter, # 16 Civil Cover Sheet) (tab) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/2/2018: # 17 Exhibit P Letter dated 11/17/17) (tab).
2018-02-012Summons Issued as to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS"), United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA"), U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. E-mailed to attorney for service. (tab)
2018-02-01NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Michael P Mills and Magistrate Judge Jane M Virden. (tab)
2018-02-093NOTICE OF CONVENTIONAL FILING of Disk of Exhibit D by Clant M. Seay on behalf of Clant M. Seay. (Seay, Clant)
2018-02-09Remark: Video disk labeled as Exhibit D received and on file in Oxford clerk's office re 3 Notice of Conventional Filing (jtm)
2018-02-164SUMMONS Returned Executed by Clant M. Seay on behalf of Clant M. Seay Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") served on 2/12/2018; United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") served on 2/12/2018. (Seay, Clant)
2018-02-165SUMMONS Returned Executed by Clant M. Seay on behalf of Clant M. Seay Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") served on 2/9/2018; United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") served on 2/9/2018. (Seay, Clant)
2018-02-166SUMMONS Returned Executed by Clant M. Seay on behalf of Clant M. Seay United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") served on 2/15/2018. (Seay, Clant)
2018-02-167SUMMONS Returned Executed by Clant M. Seay on behalf of Clant M. Seay Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") served on 2/12/2018. (Seay, Clant)
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