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Case TitleContreras & Metelska, P.A. v. Executive Office for Immigration Review et al
DistrictDistrict of Minnesota
Case Number0:2019cv00915
Date Filed2019-04-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Michael J. Davis
PlaintiffContreras & Metelska, P.A.
Case DescriptionContreras & Metelska, an immigration law firm in St. Paul, Minnesota submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for records concerning the agency's efforts to comply with the 2018 Supreme Court ruling in Pereira v. Sessions. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told the law firm that it was considered a commercial requester for fee purposes. The law firm replied that it was not a commercial requester. The agency then said it would process the request and deal with the fee issue later. The law firm heard nothing further from the agency and finally submitted a second request for the information. Contreras & Metelska then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantExecutive Office for Immigration Review
DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
Complaint attachment 1
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2019-04-021COMPLAINT against All Defendants (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-6777482) filed by Contreras & Metelska, P.A.. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Ratkowski, Nicholas) Modified text on 4/3/2019 (JLB). (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-022TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Michael J. Davis per 3rd/4th Master list, referred to Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. (kt) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-023Summons Issued as to Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice. (kt) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-024TEXT ONLY NOTICE: Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer's Practice Pointers, which have recently been revised, are available on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota's website ( All parties are expected to be familiar with and adhere to these Practice Pointers, including any variances from the Local Rules. (JMK) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-085NOTICE of Appearance by Adam J Hoskins on behalf of Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice. (Hoskins, Adam) (Entered: 04/08/2019)
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