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Case TitleShapiro v. United States Social Security Administration
DistrictDistrict of Vermont
Case Number2:2019cv00238
Date Filed2019-12-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christina Reiss
PlaintiffRobert E. Shapiro
Case DescriptionRobert Shapiro submitted a FOIA request to the Social Security Administration for records concerning guidance on SSA disability payments for migraine headaches. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and gave Shapiro an estimated cost of $2,908 for processing his request. Shapiro submitted the payment. However, according to Shapiro, the agency only responded to two-thirds of the items listed in his request. Shapiro filed an administrative appeal of the agency's response. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Shapiro filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Fees - Advance Payment, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCommissioner of Social Security
DefendantUnited States Social Security Administration
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2019-12-201COMPLAINT against United States Social Security Administration filed by Robert E. Shapiro. Summonses issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet) (pac) Deft name clarified on 12/23/2019 (law). (Entered: 12/20/2019)
2019-12-202NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Justin G. Sherman, Esq. on behalf of Robert E. Shapiro. (pac) (Entered: 12/20/2019)
2020-01-143ACKNOWLEDGMENT/ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE. United States Social Security Administration served on 1/3/2020, answer due 3/3/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Sherman, Justin) Answer due date corrected on 1/16/2020 (jlh). (Entered: 01/14/2020)
2020-01-164NOTICE OF DOCKET ENTRY CORRECTION re: 3 Acknowledgment/Acceptance of Service filed by Robert E. Shapiro. Docket text has been clarified to read United States Social Security Administration served on 1/3/2020, answer due 3/3/2020. (jlh) (Entered: 01/16/2020)
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