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Case TitleNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03473
Date Filed2019-11-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK
Case DescriptionThe National Student Legal Defense Network submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning information on earnings data provided by the Social Security Administration under a now-expired memo of understanding used to calculate student earnings for purposes of participating in Title IV of the federal student aid program. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told NSLDN that it would be unable to respond within 20 days. After hearing nothing further from the agency, NSLDN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2019-11-181COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6571000) filed by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Bitner, Robyn) (Entered: 11/18/2019)
2019-11-182LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK (Bitner, Robyn) (Main Document 2 replaced on 11/19/2019) (zmc). (Entered: 11/18/2019)
2019-11-19Case assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zmc) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-12-024RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 11/29/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/29/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/29/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/29/2019.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Bitner, Robyn) (Entered: 12/02/2019)
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