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Case TitleLederman et al v. United States Department of State
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv04011
Date Filed2020-05-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Laura Taylor Swain
PlaintiffJosh Lederman
PlaintiffNBCUniversal Media LLC
Case DescriptionNBC News Reporter Josh Lederman submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning communications between Susan Pompeo, the wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and any email addresses. Lederman also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Lederman's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Lederman filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantAll Defendants
United States Department of State
DefendantUnited States Department of State
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2020-05-221COMPLAINT against United States Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-19946889)Document filed by Josh Lederman, NBCUniversal Media LLC..(Bierbauer, Erik) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-222CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Bierbauer, Erik) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-223RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Corporate Parent Comcast Corporation for NBCUniversal Media LLC. Document filed by NBCUniversal Media LLC..(Bierbauer, Erik) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-224REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of State, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Josh Lederman, NBCUniversal Media LLC..(Bierbauer, Erik) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney Erik Bierbauer. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: Josh Lederman, NBCUniversal Media LLC, United States Department of State. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: party role was entered incorrectly;. (pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL. CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Erik Bierbauer. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Jurisdiction code 3 (Federal Question);. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the Jurisdiction code has been modified to 2 (U.S. Government Defendant);. (pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . .(pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-265ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of State..(pc) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-06-036ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE. United States Department of State served on 6/1/2020, answer due 6/22/2020. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Josh Lederman; NBCUniversal Media LLC..(Bierbauer, Erik) (Entered: 06/03/2020)
2020-06-087ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement). Referred to Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 6/8/2020) (js) (Entered: 06/09/2020)
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