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Case TitleCohan v. United States Department of the Treasury et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv08900
Date Filed2020-10-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge George B. Daniels
PlaintiffWilliam D Cohan
Case DescriptionWilliam Cohan, an investigative journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Treasury for records concerning a 2013 decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to designate GECC a systemically important financial institution. Cohan also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Cohan's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Cohan filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Fees, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of the Treasury
DefendantRyan Law in his official capacity as Director of FOIA and Transparency
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2020-10-231COMPLAINT against Ryan Law, United States Department of the Treasury. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-22289965)Document filed by William D Cohan. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - FOIA Log, # 2 Exhibit B - Letter to Treasury).(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-10-232REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of the Treasury, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by William D Cohan..(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-10-233REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Ryan Law, in his official capacity as Director of FOIA and Transparency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by William D Cohan..(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-10-234CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-10-26CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge George B. Daniels. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . 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 https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . .(pc) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-10-26Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox 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: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (pc) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-10-26Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-10-265ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Ryan Law..(pc) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-10-266ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of the Treasury..(pc) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-10-277INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 3/4/2021 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 11A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge George B. Daniels, as further set forth in this order. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 10/27/2020) (jwh) (Entered: 10/27/2020)
2020-11-208AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,. Ryan Law served on 11/19/2020, answer due 12/10/2020. Service was made by Certified Mail. Document filed by William D Cohan..(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 11/20/2020)
2020-11-209AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,. United States Department of the Treasury served on 11/19/2020, answer due 12/10/2020. Service was made by Certified Mail. Document filed by William D Cohan..(Celli, Andrew) (Entered: 11/20/2020)
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