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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. Department of Education
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv00693
Date Filed2019-01-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Laura Taylor Swain
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffErica Green
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Erica Green submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning emails received by agency employees with a number of keywords pertaining to the school shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency asked Green to narrow the scope of her request. Green did so. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Green and the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Education
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2019-01-241COMPLAINT against Department of Education. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-16235618)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Erica Green.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/24/2019)
2019-01-242CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/24/2019)
2019-01-243RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Blackrock, Inc. for The New York Times Company. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/24/2019)
2019-01-244REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Education, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Erica Green, The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/24/2019)
2019-01-25***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney David Edward McCraw. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: County code Albany;. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the County code has been modified to New York;. (jgo) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-25CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . 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 . (jgo) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-25Magistrate Judge James L. Cott 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: . (jgo) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-25Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-01-255ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Education. (jgo) (Entered: 01/25/2019)
2019-02-146ORDER OF REFERENCE TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement). Referred to Magistrate Judge James L. Cott. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 2/14/2019) (ama) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
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