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Case TitleBeidler v. United States Dept. of the Treasury et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2019cv00663
Date Filed2019-02-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Manish S. Shah
PlaintiffReed Beidler
Case DescriptionReed Beidler submitted a FOIA request through his attorney to the IRS for records about his taxes. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Beidler filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Dept. of the Treasury
DefendantInternal Revenue Service
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2019-02-011COMPLAINT receipt number 0752-15435432 filed by Reed Beidler; (Grabenstein, Casey) (Entered: 02/01/2019)
2019-02-012CIVIL Cover Sheet (Grabenstein, Casey) (Entered: 02/01/2019)
2019-02-013ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Reed Beidler by Casey T. Grabenstein (Grabenstein, Casey) (Entered: 02/01/2019)
2019-02-01CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Manish S. Shah. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Maria Valdez. Case assignment: Random assignment. (ec, ) (Entered: 02/01/2019)
2019-02-04SUMMONS Issued as to Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of Treasury. (dal, ) (Entered: 02/04/2019)
2019-02-044NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in this Notice which includes a link to the (MIDP) Standing Order and a Checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the following documents (Notice of Mandatory Initial Discovery and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (las, ) (Entered: 02/04/2019)
2019-02-045MINUTE entry before the Honorable Manish S. Shah: A status hearing is set for 4/10/19 at 9:30 a.m. No later than three business days before the status hearing, the parties shall file a joint initial status report. A template for the Initial Status Report, setting forth the information required, may be found at by clicking on Judge Shah's name and then again on the link entitled 'Initial Status Conferences.' Notices mailed. (psm, ) (Entered: 02/04/2019)
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