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Case TitleWare v. Internal Revenue Service
DistrictMiddle District of Florida
Case Number8:2018cv00452
Date Filed2018-02-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington
PlaintiffNancy Montgomery Ware
Case DescriptionNancy Ware submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning her taxes for 2000-2004. The IRS provided an interim response containing 556 pages. The IRS provided another 237 pages in completing its response, withholding some records. Ware filed an administrative appeal, but the agency had failed to respond by the time she filed suit. Ware alleged that she made the FOIA request to help her find out what happened to her 2016 Abatement Request, but indicated that none of the records she received pertained to the Abatement Request. Ware then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantInternal Revenue Service
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-02-231COMPLAINT against Internal Revenue Service (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number TPA 49016) filed by Nancy Montgomery Ware. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(BES) (Entered: 02/26/2018)
2018-02-232SUMMONS issued as to Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (BES) (Entered: 02/26/2018)
2018-02-273RELATED CASE ORDER AND NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 2/27/2018. (SAT) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-02-274ORDER: This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. The Court takes this opportunity to address service of process as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 2/27/2018. (SAT) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-03-135NOTICE of pendency of related cases re 3 Related case order and track 2 notice per Local Rule 1.04(d) by Nancy Montgomery Ware. Related case(s): yes (Mueller, Matthew) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-03-146RETURN of service executed on March 7, 2018 by Nancy Montgomery Ware as to Internal Revenue Service. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Service Receipt)(Mueller, Matthew) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
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