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Case TitleKOWAL v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00938
Date Filed2018-04-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffBARBARA KOWAL
Case DescriptionBarbara Kowal, a paralegal in the Office of the Federal Defender for the Middle District of Florida, submitted a FOIA request to DEA for records concerning the conviction of Daniel Troya, who received the death sentence for two charges and was now being represented by the Federal Defender's Office on appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The DEA denied access to records concerning Troya's co-defendants, charged Kowal $400 in fees for other records, and disclosed some records. Kowal filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Kowal then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
8710 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
DefendantDRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY Freedom of Information Request/PA Unit
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2018-04-201COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS (Fee Status:Filing Fee Waived) filed by BARBARA KOWAL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons, # 14 Civil Cover Sheet)(Doss, Donald) (Attachment 14 replaced on 4/23/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-20Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zmd) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-242SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-24SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (zmd) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-05-15MINUTE ORDER: It has come to the Court's attention that Plaintiff has not paid the required filing fee to the Clerk of Court. It is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall, by May 22, 2018, either pay the filing fee or submit an application explaining why the fee should be waived. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 5/15/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-153MOTION Waive Filing Fee by BARBARA KOWAL (Doss, Donald) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
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