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Case TitleNew York Times Company et al v. Department of the Treasury
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv09669
Date Filed2019-10-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Analisa Torres
PlaintiffNew York Times Company
PlaintiffMark Walker
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Mark Walker submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Treasury for records concerning email and calendar entries for ten named agency officials. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but rejected it as being too broad. Walker filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of the Treasury
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2019-10-181COMPLAINT against Department of the Treasury. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-17799216)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Mark Walker.(Schulz, David) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-182FILING ERROR - PDF ERROR - CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Schulz, David) Modified on 10/21/2019 (dnh). (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-183FILING ERROR - CORPORATE PARENT/OTHER AFFILIATE NOT ADDED - RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The New York Times Company, Mark Walker.(Schulz, David) Modified on 10/29/2019 (ldi). (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-184REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of the Treasury, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company, Mark Walker. (Schulz, David) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-21***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney David A. Schulz. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: The New York Times Company. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: Exclude from the entry of business name any leading A, An or The.. (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-21***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to attorney David A. Schulz to RE-FILE Document No. 2 Civil Cover Sheet. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the PDF attached to the docket entry for the civil cover sheet is not correct; only one Nature of Suit may be selected. Re-file the document using the event type Civil Cover Sheet found under the event list Other Documents and attach the correct PDF. Use civil cover sheet issued by S.D.N.Y. dated June 2017. The S.D.N.Y. Civil Cover Sheet dated June 2017 is located at (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-21CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Analisa Torres. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-21Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-21Case Designated ECF. (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-215ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of the Treasury. (dnh) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-216CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Schulz, David) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-237INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ORDER: Initial Conference set for 1/8/2020 at 10:40 AM in Courtroom 15D, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Analisa Torres. (As further set forth in this Order.) (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 10/23/2019) (cf) (Entered: 10/23/2019)
2019-10-238ORDER: To conserve resources, to promote judicial efficiency, and in an effort to achieve a faster disposition of this matter, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties discuss whether they are willing to consent, under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), to conducting all further proceedings before the assigned Magistrate Judge. (As further set forth in this Order.) The parties are free to withhold consent without negative consequences. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 10/23/2019) (cf) (Entered: 10/23/2019)
2019-10-29***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY TO RE-FILE DOCUMENT - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY ERROR. Notice to Attorney David A. Schulz to RE-FILE Document 3 Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement. ERROR(S): Corporate Parents/Other affiliates were not added. Please re-file this document and when prompted: Are there any corporate parents or other affiliates?, select the YES radio button and enter the Corporate Parent(s) or Affiliate(s). (ldi) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-10-299RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate BlackRock, Inc. (Owner of Ten Percent Plus Stock) for New York Times Company. Document filed by New York Times Company, Mark Walker.(Schulz, David) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-10-2910AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). Department of the Treasury served on 10/28/2019, answer due 11/27/2019. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by New York Times Company; Mark Walker. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Affidavit)(Schulz, David) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-11-0611NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Jennifer Ann Jude on behalf of Department of the Treasury. (Jude, Jennifer) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
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