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Case TitleNational Consumer Law Center v. United States Department of Education
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
CityBoston
Case Number1:2018cv10763
Date Filed2018-04-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Indira Talwani
PlaintiffNational Consumer Law Center
Case DescriptionThe National Consumer Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning the lawsuit, California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools v. DeVos. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed 121 pages with redactions under Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). NCC filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NCC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Education
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2018-04-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-7101407 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by National Consumer Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Category Form)(Rossman, Stuart) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-192ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Indira Talwani assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell. (McDonagh, Christina) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-193Summons Issued as to United States Department of Education. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Pacho, Arnold) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-234MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Patrick Llewellyn Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-7104176 by National Consumer Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration)(Rossman, Stuart) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-255Judge Indira Talwani: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered ALLOWING 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Patrick D. Llewellyn. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (DaSilva, Carolina) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-266NOTICE of Appearance by Persis S. Yu on behalf of National Consumer Law Center (Yu, Persis) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-05-257SUMMONS Returned Executed as to US Attorney by National Consumer Law Center. United States Department of Education served on 5/2/2018, answer due 7/2/2018 filed by National Consumer Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Yu, Persis) Modified text, answer deadline and event type on 5/29/2018 (DaSilva, Carolina). (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-06-138NOTICE of Appearance by Susan M. Poswistilo on behalf of United States Department of Education (Poswistilo, Susan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-139Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to 7/9/18 to File Answer by United States Department of Education.(Poswistilo, Susan) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-1310Judge Indira Talwani: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer/Respond re 1 Complaint United States Department of Education. Answer/Response due 7/9/2018. (MacDonald, Gail) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-07-0611ANSWER to 1 Complaint by United States Department of Education.(Poswistilo, Susan) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-09-1712NOTICE of Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 10/15/2018 02:45 PM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Indira Talwani. (MacDonald, Gail) (Entered: 09/17/2018)
2018-09-2813JOINT SUBMISSION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 (Attachments: # 1 DELETED and docketed as a separate entry )(Llewellyn, Patrick)(DaSilva, Carolina). (Entered: 09/28/2018)
2018-09-2814Joint MOTION to Vacate Scheduling Conference by National Consumer Law Center.(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
2018-09-2815CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by National Consumer Law Center. Refiled as a separate entry using the proper event. (DaSilva, Carolina) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-0116CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 . (Poswistilo, Susan) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-0317Judge Indira Talwani: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 14 Joint MOTION to Vacate Scheduling Conference . Scheduling Conference set for 10/15/18 is RESET for 10/24/2018 02:00 PM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Indira Talwani. (MacDonald, Gail) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
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