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Case TitleMANATT et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictEastern District of Pennsylvania
CityPhiladelphia
Case Number2:2019cv01163
Date Filed2019-03-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHONORABLE WENDY BEETLESTONE
PlaintiffDANIEL MANATT
PlaintiffGAREN MEGUERIAN
Case DescriptionDaniel Manatt, an attorney and documentary filmmaker, and Garen Meguerian, an attorney, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning it zero-tolerance policy. Manatt and Meguerian also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told Manatt and Meguerian that it was searching for responsive records. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Manatt and Meguerian filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
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2019-03-191COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 194279.), filed by DANIEL MANATT, GAREN MEGUERIAN.(fdc) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-19Summons Issued as to UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. Forwarded To: Garen Meguerian, U.S. Attorney's Office on 3/20/19. (fdc) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-202Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint on behalf of the United States Attorney (only). (jaa, ) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-04-093AFFIDAVIT of Service by Karen West re: served Complaint, Summons upon William Barr; Lee Francis Cissna; Kirstjen Nielsen by Certified Mail, USPS on April 1, 2019; March 29, 2019 (MEGUERIAN, GAREN) Modified on 4/10/2019 (tjd). (Entered: 04/09/2019)
2019-04-194NOTICE of Appearance by JUDITH A. AMOROSA on behalf of UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AMOROSA, JUDITH) (Entered: 04/19/2019)
2019-04-245STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT IS EXTENDED FOR THIRTY DATS TO AND INCLUDING MAY 17, 2019. SIGNED BY HONORABLE WENDY BEETLESTONE ON 4/24/19. 4/24/19 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED TO COUNSEL.(jaa, ) (Entered: 04/24/2019)
2019-04-256NOTICE OF CONFERENCE: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE SET FOR 5/23/2019 05:00 PM IN JUDGE CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE WENDY BEETLESTONE. (Attachments: # 1 Electronic Discovery Order, # 2 Joint Report and Discovery Plan)(amw, ) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-05-167Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File filed by UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.Certificate of Service.(AMOROSA, JUDITH) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
2019-05-178ORDERED THAT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THIS ORDER, PLAINTIFFS SHALL WITHDRAW THEIR COMPLAINT OR FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT ETC. AND THE RULE 16 CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 IS CANCELLED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE WENDY BEETLESTONE ON 5/17/19.5/17/19 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED TO COUNSEL.(jaa, ) (Entered: 05/17/2019)
2019-05-209ORDERED THAT WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THIS ORDER, PLAINTIFFS SHALL WITHDRAW THEIR COMPLAINT OR FILE AN AMENDED COMPLAINT; THE DEFENDANTS SHALL HAVE 30 DAYS TO ANSWER, MOVE, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO THE AMENDED COMPLAINT, IF ONE IS FILED; AND THE RULE 16 CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 IS CANCELLED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE WENDY BEETLESTONE ON 5/20/19. 5/21/19 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED TO COUNSEL.(jaa, ) (Entered: 05/21/2019)
2019-06-1710AMENDED COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, filed by DANIEL MANATT, GAREN MEGUERIAN., EXHIBITS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(rf, ) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
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