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Case TitleMadel v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictDistrict of Minnesota
Case Number0:2018cv00487
Date Filed2018-02-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSenior Judge Paul A. Magnuson
PlaintiffChristopher W. Madel
Case DescriptionChristopher Madel submitted FOIA requests to the DEA for records concerning the distribution of oxycodone in Georgia. The agency told Madel that it had sent predisclosure notification letters to some distributors in Georgia. It also disclosed an Excel spreadsheet that Madel claimed could not be accessed without a password. Madel filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Madel filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Choice of format

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantDrug Enforcement Administration
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2018-02-201COMPLAINT against Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-5968108) filed by Christopher W. Madel. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Exhibit 1, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet) (Robbins, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-202TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Paul A. Magnuson per 3rd and 4th Master list, referred to Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. Please use case number 18-cv-487 (PAM/BRT). (KNK) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-203Summons Issued as to Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice. (KNK) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-234NOTICE of Appearance by Pamela Marentette on behalf of Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice. (Marentette, Pamela) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-03-195AMENDED ORDER: In re dispositive motion practice in cases assigned to Judge Magnuson, signed by The Hon. Paul A. Magnuson on October 1, 2014. (Entered: 03/19/2018)
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