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Case TitleMCNEIL v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00329
Date Filed2020-02-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffROBERT A. MCNEIL
Case DescriptionRobert McNeil submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State and the IRS for records concerning the State Department's decision to reject McNeil's attempt to renew his passport because the agency claimed he was delinquent on debts. The agencies' acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from either agency, McNeil filed suit against the State Department.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-02-051COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616102337) filed by ROBERT A. MCNEIL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ztd) (Entered: 02/11/2020)
2020-02-052ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .SUMMONS (3) Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ztd) Modified on 2/13/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 02/11/2020)
2020-02-053SUMMONS (3) Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 02/13/2020)
2020-03-044NOTICE of Appearance by Alan Burch on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Burch, Alan) (Entered: 03/04/2020)
2020-03-12SUMMONS (1) REISSUED as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (ztd) (Entered: 03/12/2020)
2020-03-235Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Burch, Alan) (Entered: 03/23/2020)
2020-03-23MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 5 consent motion for extension of time, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that defendant's answer or other response shall be filed by not later than April 2, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 3/23/2020. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 03/23/2020)
2020-03-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 4/2/2020. (tb) (Entered: 03/24/2020)
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