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Case TitleUS Right to Know v. United States Department of Education
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2020cv09117
Date Filed2020-12-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
PlaintiffUS Right to Know
Case DescriptionUS Right to Know submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning a request for records from the agency to the University of Texas. USRTK also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, USRTK filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Education
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2020-12-171COMPLAINT against United States Department of Education ( Filing fee $ 402, receipt number 0971-15335185.). Filed byUS Right to Know. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet)(Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/17/2020) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-172Proposed Summons. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/17/2020) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-173Proposed Summons. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/17/2020) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-174Proposed Summons. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/17/2020) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-175Corporate Disclosure Statement by US Right to Know. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/17/2020) Modified on 12/18/2020 (cjlS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-176Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 12/31/2020. (haS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/17/2020) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-187Summons Issued as to United States Department of Education, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(cjlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/18/2020) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-188Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 3/10/2021. Initial Case Management Conference set for 3/17/2021 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. (cjlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/18/2020) (Entered: 12/18/2020)
2020-12-309CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by US Right to Know.. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/30/2020) (Entered: 12/30/2020)
2020-12-3010SUMMONS Returned Executed (FOIA) by US Right to Know. All Defendants. (Beaton, Laura) (Filed on 12/30/2020) (Entered: 12/30/2020)
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