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Case TitleMullane v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
Case Number1:2019cv12379
Date Filed2019-11-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Denise J. Casper
PlaintiffMr. Jonathan Mullane
Case DescriptionJonathan Mullane submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records about himself. He also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. He submitted a second request to the agency under the Privacy Act for records about himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but denied his requests for expedited processing and a fee waiver. Mullane filed an administrative appeal. The agency ultimately disclosed two pages with redactions. Mullane also submitted FOIA and Privacy Act requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission for records about himself. He also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver for those requests. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. After hearing nothing further from either agency, Mullane filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantUnited States Securities and Exchange Commission
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2019-11-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-7978825 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Jonathan Mullane. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Category Form)(Mullane, E. Peter) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-202ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Denise J. Casper 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 Marianne B. Bowler. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 11/20/2019)
2019-11-203Summons Issued as to All Defendants. 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. (Burgos, Sandra) (Entered: 11/20/2019)
2019-11-264AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE Executed by Jonathan Mullane. All Defendants. Acknowledgement filed by Jonathan Mullane. (Mullane, E. Peter) (Entered: 11/26/2019)
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