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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01473
Date Filed2022-05-25
Date Closed2022-08-03
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionThe National Student Legal Defense Network submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Education for records concerning the number of borrower defense claims covering a specific period. NSLDN also requested a fee waiver for each request. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted NSLDN's requests for fee waivers. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of the requests, NSLDN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2022-05-251COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9262972) filed by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to DC USAO, # 3 Summons to U.S. Department of Education, # 4 Summons to USAG)(Elson, Alexander) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/27/2022) (zjm). Modified on 5/27/2022 to replace fillable cover sheet (zjm). (Entered: 05/25/2022)
2022-05-27Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zjm) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-05-272SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjm) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-06-013STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/1/2022. (lcrdm1) (Main Document 3 replaced on 6/1/2022 to correct typo in case number.) (zkt). (Entered: 06/01/2022)
2022-06-064RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/3/2022., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/3/2022. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/3/2022.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 6/3/2022 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Elson, Alexander) (Attachment 1 flattened and replaced on 6/7/2022.) (ztnr) (Entered: 06/06/2022)
2022-07-055NOTICE of Appearance by Sian Jones on behalf of All Defendants (Jones, Sian) (Entered: 07/05/2022)
2022-07-056ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.(Jones, Sian) (Entered: 07/05/2022)
2022-07-05MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that, on or before August 5, 2022, the parties shall confer and file a joint status report addressing (1) any documents still to be produced pursuant to FOIA; (2) an anticipated schedule for processing and producing any such documents; and (3) any substantive areas of disagreement between the parties. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear by video for an Initial Scheduling Conference on August 11, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., before Judge Randolph D. Moss. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/5/2022. (lcrdm1) (Entered: 07/05/2022)
2022-07-137NOTICE of Change of Address by Alexander S. Elson (Elson, Alexander) (Entered: 07/13/2022)
2022-08-038STIPULATION of Dismissal by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK. (Elson, Alexander) (Entered: 08/03/2022)
2022-08-03MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' stipulation of dismissal, Dkt. 8 , the Court ORDERS that the case is DISMISSED with prejudice, with each party bearing its own costs and expenses. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 08/03/2022. (lcrdm1) (Entered: 08/03/2022)
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