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Case TitleMotivating Graphics LLC
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
CityFort Worth
Case Number4:2018cv00156
Date Filed2018-02-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reed C. O'Connor
PlaintiffMotivating Graphics LLC
formerly known as Motivating Graphics III, Inc
Case DescriptionMotivating Graphics submitted FOIA requests to the IRS for records concerning the agency's examination of the company's taxes from 2006-2009. The agency identified 5,718 pages of responsive records and partially responded to the request, withholding 321 pages in full and 125 pages in part. Motivating Graphics filed an administrative appeal, which was denied by the agency. Motivating Graphics submitted a second FOIA request to the IRS for records pertaining to its 2010 taxes. The agency identified 3,828 pages of responsive records, withholding 362 pages in full and 320 pages in part. Motivating Graphics filed an administrative appeal of that decision, which was denied by the agency as well. Motivating Graphics 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 Motivating Graphics LLC. (Filing fee $400; Receipt number 0539-9010333) 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) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-232CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Motivating Graphics LLC. (Brown, Lawrence) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-233ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS to 1 Complaint,,,, Amended Civil Cover Sheet by Plaintiff Motivating Graphics LLC. (Brown, Lawrence) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-234New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. File to Judge O Connor. 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. (npk) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-02-235Summons Issued as to Internal Revenue Service. (npk) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
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