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Case TitleClark et al vs IRS
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
CityFort Worth
Case Number4:2018cv00151
Date Filed2018-02-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John McBryde
PlaintiffRay G. Clark
PlaintiffJudith A. Clark
Case DescriptionRay and Judith Clark submitted FOIA requests to the IRS for records concerning their taxes and those of two companies they owned. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and provided a partial response of 2,083 pages, 166 pages of which were withheld in full and 75 pages in part. The Clarks filed an administrative appeal. The agency responded to their appeal but did not provide any more documents. The Clarks then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantInternal Revenue Service
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2018-02-231COMPLAINT against Internal Revenue Service filed by Ray G. Clark, Judith A. Clark. (Filing fee $400; Receipt number 0539-9009539) Clerk to issue summons(es). In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Cover Sheet) (Brown, Lawrence) Modified on 2/23/2018 (wrb). (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-232CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Judith A. Clark, Ray G. Clark. (Brown, Lawrence) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-233New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. File to Judge McBryde. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge. Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (wrb) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-234Standing ORDER Concerning Paper Filing in Cases Assigned to District Judge John McBryde...see order for specifics. (Ordered by Judge John McBryde on 2/23/2018) (wrb) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-235Summons issued as to Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (wrb) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-286Received original/judge's copy of initiating documents pursuant to Standing order re: 2 Cert. Of Interested Persons/Disclosure Statement, 1 Complaint filed by Judith A. Clark, Ray G. Clark (Attachments: # 1 Additional Page(s) COIP) (wrb) (Entered: 03/01/2018)
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