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Case TitleNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01606
Date Filed2018-07-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK
Case DescriptionThe National Student Legal Defense Network submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning submissions by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as a federally recognized accreditor. NSLDN also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told NSLDN that it would be unable to respond within 20 days. After hearing nothing further from the agency, NSLDN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2018-07-061COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5574500) filed by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Upton Fulford, Martha) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-062LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK (Upton Fulford, Martha) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-063MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Alexander S. Elson, :Firm- National Student Legal Defense Network, :Address- 1015 15th Street NW #600, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone No. - (202) 734-7495. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5574607. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Upton Fulford, Martha) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-06Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-064SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-06MINUTE ORDER granting the 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Alexander S. Elson. Counsel shall promptly register for this Court's CM/ECF system. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 7/6/2018. (lctnm2) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-135RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/13/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/12/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/13/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 7/12/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Elson, Alexander) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
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