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Case TitleImmigrant Defense Project et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv10625
Date Filed2020-12-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ronnie Abrams
PlaintiffImmigrant Defense Project
PlaintiffCenter for Constitutional Rights
Case DescriptionThe Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning Operation Palladium. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. IDP and CCR also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied IDP and CRR's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, IDP and CRR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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2020-12-161COMPLAINT against United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-23063514)Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit).(Wachtenheim, Andrew) (Entered: 12/16/2020)
2020-12-162CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Wachtenheim, Andrew) (Entered: 12/16/2020)
2020-12-163FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project..(Wachtenheim, Andrew) Modified on 12/17/2020 (dnh). (Entered: 12/16/2020)
2020-12-164FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project..(Wachtenheim, Andrew) Modified on 12/17/2020 (dnh). (Entered: 12/16/2020)
2020-12-17***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL. CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Andrew Brian Wachtenheim. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Fee Status code due (due). The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the Fee Status code has been modified to pd (paid). (dnh) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-17CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Ronnie Abrams. 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 . .(dnh) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-17Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman 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 . (dnh) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-17Case Designated ECF. (dnh) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-17***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Andrew Brian Wachtenheim to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons, 4 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): 'As to' Error; the name of the party as to whom the summons is being requested must be listed in the as to docket entry text. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (dnh) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-175REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project..(Wachtenheim, Andrew) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-176REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project..(Wachtenheim, Andrew) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-177MOTION for Leila Kang to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number ANYSDC-23083749. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Affidavit In Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing for Leila Kang, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Admission Pro Hac Vice).(Kang, Leila) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-17>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 7 MOTION for Leila Kang to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number ANYSDC-23083749. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (aea) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-188ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leila Kang to Appear Pro Hac Vice (HEREBY ORDERED by Judge Ronnie Abrams)(Text Only Order) (arc) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-189ORDER AND NOTICE OF INITIAL CONFERENCE: This case has been assigned to me for all purposes. It is hereby: ORDERED that counsel for all parties appear for an initial status conference on March 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This conference will be held via telephone. The parties shall use the following dial-in information to call in to the conference: Call-in Number: (888) 363-4749; Access Code: 1015508. This conference line is open to the public. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, no later than February 26, 2021, the parties submit a joint letter, not to exceed five (5) pages, providing the following information in separate paragraphs: as set forth herein. Plaintiffs are ordered to serve Defendants with a copy of this Order and to file an affidavit on ECF certifying that such service has been effectuated. SO ORDERED. Initial Conference set for 3/5/2021 at 10:00 AM before Judge Ronnie Abrams. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 12/18/2020) (ama) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-1810ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Homeland Security..(dnh) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-1811ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(dnh) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-2112AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint, served. United States Department of Homeland Security served on 12/21/2020, answer due 1/20/2021; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement served on 12/21/2020, answer due 1/20/2021. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by Center for Constitutional Rights; Immigrant Defense Project..(Kang, Leila) (Entered: 12/21/2020)
2021-01-0513NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Ghita Schwarz on behalf of Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Defense Project..(Schwarz, Ghita) (Entered: 01/05/2021)
2021-01-2014NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anthony Jan-Huan Sun on behalf of United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 01/20/2021)
2021-01-2015ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement..(Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 01/20/2021)
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