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Case TitleLewis v. Department of the Treasury et al
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
CityGreenbelt
Case Number8:2020cv00494
Date Filed2020-02-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Theodore D. Chuang
PlaintiffKiesha Danielle Lewis
Case DescriptionKiesha Lewis submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records. After the agency failed to respond, Lewis filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantDepartment of the Treasury
DefendantInternal Revenue Service
DefendantBureau of The Fiscal Service
DefendantBureau of The Fiscal Service
TERMINATED: 09/21/2021
DefendantTreasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station
DefendantBureau of Engraving and Printing
DefendantU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 2
Opinion/Order [24]
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2020-02-251COMPLAINT against Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 84637035964.), filed by Kiesha Danielle Lewis. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/26/2020)
2020-03-022Consent to receive notice and service electronically by Kiesha Danielle Lewis. The Court recommends that all documents received electronically be printed or saved for future reference. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/02/2020)
2020-05-183ORDER that the plaintiff shall submit completed summons forms to the Clerk within 21 days from the date of this Order; upon receiving the corrected summons forms the Clerk shall issue summons and return summons to plaintiff. Signed by Magistrate Judge Gina L Simms on 5/18/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
2020-06-164Summons Issued 60 days as to Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General(c/m 6/16/2020 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-165AFFIDAVIT of Service filed by Kiesha Danielle Lewis.(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-08-176MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or to File an Otherwise Responsive Pleading by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Miller, Emily) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-177MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or to File an Otherwise Responsive Pleading by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-178NOTICE by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs concerning Related Cases (Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-179NOTICE of Case Assignment. This case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Kiesha Danielle Lewis, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or counsel for Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Kiesha Danielle Lewis, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are required to review and comply with the Magistrate Judge Pilot Project Procedures which can be downloaded here . Pursuant to Standing Order 2019-07, which can be downloaded here , counsel has 14 days from the date of this notice to file their consent, or decline to consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate Judge which can be downloaded here . To file your consent, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . To file your declination, go to Civil > Other Filings > Other Documents > 25 Pct Mag - Decline to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . Failure to file a consent or declination will result in issuance of an Order to Show Cause. Please review the case management order that has been issued in this case. Magistrate Election Form due by 8/31/2020. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-1710Case Management Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Gina L Simms on 8/17/2020. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-31Case Reassigned to Judge Peter J. Messitte. Magistrate Judge Gina L Simms no longer assigned to the case. (kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/31/2020)
2020-09-0113ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; Answer or responsive pleading shall be filed on or before 10/16/2020. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 9/1/2020. (c/m 9/2/2020 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/02/2020)
2020-09-23Case Reassigned to Judge Theodore D. Chuang. Judge Peter J. Messitte no longer assigned to the case. (kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/23/2020)
2020-09-2514CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 9/25/2020. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/25/2020)
2020-10-1615Request for Pre-Motion Conference re 1 Complaint, on behalf of the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Miller, Emily) (Entered: 10/16/2020)
2020-10-1616Request for Pre-Motion Conference re 1 Complaint, (Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 10/16/2020)
2021-02-2217Notice scheduling a Pre-Motion Conference for March 8, 2021 at 3:00PM. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 2/22/2021. (en/cm 2/22/2021 - jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/22/2021)
2021-03-0818Case Management Conference held on 3/8/2021 before Judge Theodore D. Chuang.(Court Reporter: FTR Recording/2C) (ds2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/2021)
2021-03-0819ORDER granting leave to file a Motion to Dismiss, due by 3/29/2021 and setting a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 3/8/2021. (c/m 3/8/2021 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/2021)
2021-03-2920MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim , and for insufficient service of process, by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Index, # 3 Exhibit 1, # 4 Exhibit 2, # 5 Exhibit 3, # 6 Exhibit 4, # 7 Exhibit 5)(Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 03/29/2021)
2021-03-3021Rule 12/56 notice mailed to Kiesha Danielle Lewis (c/m 3/30/2021 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/2021)
2021-04-0822RESPONSE in Opposition re 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim , and for insufficient service of process, filed by Kiesha Danielle Lewis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 16, # 18 Exhibit 17, # 19 Exhibit 18, # 20 Exhibit 19, # 21 Exhibit 20, # 22 Envelope)(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/08/2021)
2021-05-0323REPLY to Response to Motion re 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim , and for insufficient service of process, filed by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bureau of The Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.(Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/03/2021)
2021-09-2124MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 9/21/2021. (c/m 9/21/2021 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/21/2021)
2021-09-2125ORDER granting in part and denying in part 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, and for insufficient service of process; dismissing Defendant Bureau of Fiscal Services from this action; granting Plaintiff leave to file an Amended Complaint by 10/12/2021. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 9/21/2021. (c/m 9/21/2021 - dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/21/2021)
2021-09-2826NOTICE by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station re 25 Order on Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, regarding waiver of service of amended complaint (Miller, Emily) (Entered: 09/28/2021)
2021-09-2927AMENDED COMPLAINT against Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, filed by Kiesha Danielle Lewis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit A-P, # 3 Attachment Original Complaint, # 4 Cover Letter)(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2021)
2021-10-0428Supplemental (Clean Version of Amended Complaint) to 27 Amended Complaint, filed by Kiesha Danielle Lewis (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/04/2021)
2021-10-1329MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 27 Amended Complaint, or otherwise Responsive Pleading by Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ben Franklin Station, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Koch, Rebecca) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-1430ORDER granting 29 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; directing the Defendants to file an answer or otherwise responsive pleading on or before November 12, 2021. Signed by Judge Theodore D. Chuang on 10/14/2021. (mg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
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