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Case TitleTorres Consulting and Law Group PLLC v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs
DistrictDistrict of Arizona
CityPhoenix Division
Case Number2:2020cv01360
Date Filed2020-07-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Douglas L Rayes
PlaintiffTorres Consulting and Law Group PLLC
Case DescriptionThe Torres Consulting and Law Group, which oversees compliance with construction projects, submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning certified payroll records for VA projects in Topeka, Kansas. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. After the agency failed to respond, Torres Consulting filed administrative appeals. The agency told Torres Consulting that it would not consider its appeals based on failure to respond on time and closed the appeals. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either request, Torres Consulting filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
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2020-07-091COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $400.00, receipt number 0970-18460323 filed by Torres Consulting and Law Group PLLC. (submitted by James Barton) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (REK) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
2020-07-092SUMMONS Submitted by Torres Consulting and Law Group PLLC. (submitted by James Barton) (REK) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
2020-07-093Filing fee paid, receipt number 0970-18460323. This case has been assigned to the Honorable Douglas L. Rayes. All future pleadings or documents should bear the correct case number: CV-20-01360-PHX-DLR. Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction form attached. (REK) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
2020-07-104NOTICE TO PARTY RE: CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Pursuant to FRCiv 7.1 and LRCiv 7.1.1 the attached Corporate Disclosure Statement form must be filed by all nongovernmental corporate parties with their first appearance. A supplemental statement must be filed upon any change in the information. In addition, if not already filed, the Corporate Disclosure Statement should be filed within 14 days. Corporate Disclosure Statement Deadline set as to Torres Consulting and Law Group PLLC. (REK) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
2020-07-105NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re: 2 Summons Submitted filed by Torres Consulting and Law Group PLLC. The required text of the submitted form does not match the text on the AO 440 form. FOLLOW-UP ACTION REQUIRED: Please re-submit the summons using the AO 440 located on the website: using the following: Civil, Amended Pleadings and Service, Service of Process, Summons Submitted. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (REK) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
2020-07-106SCHEDULING ORDER: Defendant shall serve an answer or otherwise plead within thirty (30) days after service. The deadline for filing dispositive motions is six (6) months from the date the case is filed. Signed by Judge Douglas L Rayes on 7/10/2020. (MMO) (Entered: 07/10/2020)
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