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Case TitleNational Consumer Law Center v. United States Department of Education
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
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
Complaint attachment 1
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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 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)
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by FOIA Project Staff