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Case TitleSouthern Poverty Law Center et al v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv10861
Date Filed2018-11-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Robert W. Sweet
PlaintiffSouthern Poverty Law Center
PlaintiffLambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Southern Poverty Law Center and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the Change Notice pertaining to prison management and security in housing transgendered individuals. Several DOJ components the Civil Division and the Civil Rights Division told SPLC that they found no responsive records. After hearing nothing further from the agency, SPLC and Lambda filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
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2018-11-201COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Department of Justice. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-15940263)Document filed by Southern Poverty Law Center, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13)(Dolan, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-202CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Dolan, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-203REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center. (Dolan, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-204REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Prisons, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center. (Dolan, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-205RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center.(Dolan, Matthew) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-21CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Robert W. Sweet. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (sj) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-21Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (sj) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-21Case Designated ECF. (sj) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-216ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau of Prisons. (sj) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-217ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Justice. (sj) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
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