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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)
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