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Case TitleMinkovski et al v. US Department of Treasury
DistrictEastern District of New York
Case Number1:2018cv01034
Date Filed2018-02-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Margo K. Brodie
PlaintiffAlyona Minkovski Individually
PlaintiffMatthew Stoller Individually
Case DescriptionAlyona Minkovski and Matthew Stoller, both independent journalists, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Treasury for records concerning Sheryl Sandberg when she served as Chief of Staff to former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted Minkovski and Stoller news media fee status. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, Minkovski and Stoller filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUS Department of Treasury
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2018-02-161COMPLAINT against All Defendants filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0207-10209223 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -Yes,, filed by Alyona Minkovski, Matthew Stoller. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit) (Leaf, Samuel) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-21Case Assigned to Judge Margo K. Brodie and Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/21/2018)
2018-02-212In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link: . You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences . Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/21/2018)
2018-02-213This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/21/2018)
2018-02-21NOTICE: The Proposed summons is rejected; Please see 3 . The Clerk's Office cannot issue the summons. Counsel is advised to submit completed proposed summons using the event Proposed Summons/Civil Cover Sheet. (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/21/2018)
2018-03-014Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint, by Alyona Minkovski, Matthew Stoller (Leaf, Samuel) (Entered: 03/01/2018)
2018-03-025Summons Issued as to US Department of Treasury, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Davis, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/02/2018)
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