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Case TitleKopp v. United States Secret Service
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv04913
Date Filed2018-08-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero
PlaintiffQuentin L. Kopp
Case DescriptionQuentin Kopp, a former California State Senator, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Secret Service for records concerning the number of employees that accompanied Donald Trump, Jr. on his trip to India and the costs incurred. The agency told Kopp that his request was too broad and that he should narrow the scope of the request. Kopp sent a letter to the agency arguing that his request was not too broad. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Kopp filed suit.
Complaint issues: Request - Specificity, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Secret Service
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2018-08-141COMPLAINT for Declaratory Relief and Injunctive Relief Under The Freedom of Information Act against United States Secret Service (Filing fee $ 400.00, receipt number 0971-12592004.). Filed by Quentin L. Kopp. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (Barr, Mallory) (Filed on 8/14/2018) Modified on 8/21/2018 (gbaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-142Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 8/28/2018. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/14/2018) (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-213Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 11/9/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 11/16/2018 02:00 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom G, 15th Floor. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/21/2018) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-214Summons Issued as to United States Secret Service. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/21/2018) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-285CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Quentin L. Kopp.. (Barr, Mallory) (Filed on 8/28/2018) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2018-08-296SUMMONS Returned Executed by Quentin L. Kopp. United States Secret Service served on 8/23/2018, answer due 10/22/2018. (Barr, Mallory) (Filed on 8/29/2018) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
2018-08-297SUMMONS Returned Executed by Quentin L. Kopp. (Barr, Mallory) (Filed on 8/29/2018) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
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