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Case TitleDorsey & Whitney LLP v. United States Postal Service
DistrictDistrict of Minnesota
Case Number0:2018cv02493
Date Filed2018-08-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Wilhelmina M. Wright
PlaintiffDorsey & Whitney LLP
Case DescriptionThe law firm of Dorsey & Whitney submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Postal Service for records concerning negotiated service agreements between the agency and three companies. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but denied it under Exemption 3 (other statutes). Dorsey & Whitney filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Dorsey & Whitney then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Postal Service
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Complaint attachment 2
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2018-08-271COMPLAINT against United States Postal Service (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-6333215) filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A-D, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (Hontos, Alex) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-272RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. There is no parent corporation, publicly held corporation or wholly-owned subsidiary to report for Plaintiff Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Hontos, Alex) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-273TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright per Civil (3rd, 4th - Master) list, referred to Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. Please use case number 18-cv-2493 (WMW/BRT). (lmb) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-274Summons Issued as to United States Postal Service. (lmb) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-28(Text-Only) NOTICE - Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright's Practice Pointers are available on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota's website . All parties are expected to be familiar with and adhere to these Practice Pointers, including Judge Wright's deviations from the Local Rules with respect to motion scheduling and briefing deadlines. (TJB) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2018-08-285NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Tweeten on behalf of United States Postal Service. (Tweeten, Andrew) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2018-08-296SUMMONS Returned Executed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. United States Postal Service served on 8/27/2018, answer due 9/17/2018. (Hontos, Alex) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
2018-08-297ORDER/NOTICE of Setting: Pretrial Conference set for 10/22/2018 at 03:00 PM in Courtroom 6A (STP) before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. Signed by Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson on 8/29/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form) (MSK) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
2018-09-268ANSWER to Complaint filed by United States Postal Service. (Tweeten, Andrew) (Entered: 09/26/2018)
2018-10-129(Text-only) NOTICE of Resetting of Hearing, TIME CHANGE ONLY: The Pretrial Conference set for 10/22/2018 will begin at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 6A (STP) before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. (MSK) (Entered: 10/12/2018)
2018-10-1710REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. Filed by United States Postal Service. Jointly Signed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP.(Tweeten, Andrew) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
2018-10-2211Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 10/22/2018. (MSK) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
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