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Case TitleNational Consumer Law Center v. United States Department of Education
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
Case Number1:2019cv10739
Date Filed2019-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
PlaintiffNational Consumer Law Center
Case DescriptionThe National Consumer Law Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning the agency's contract with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency's website indicated that NCLC's request was being searched. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, NCLC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Education
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2019-04-171COMPLAINT National Consumer Law Center against Department of Education Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-7641148 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by National Consumer Law Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet NCLC Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 NCLC Category Form)(Yu, Persis) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-172ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-173Summons Issued as to United States Department of Education. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Jones, Sherry) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-224NOTICE of Appearance by Stuart T. Rossman on behalf of National Consumer Law Center (Rossman, Stuart) (Entered: 04/22/2019)
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