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Case TitleFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE v. UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01652
Date Filed2022-06-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE
Case DescriptionFunctional Government Initiative submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning the leak of data to ProPublica. FGI also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told FGI that its request was too broad to search and closed the request. FGI sent the IRS a letter arguing that its request was not too broad to search. After hearing nothing further from the agency, FGI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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2022-06-081COMPLAINT against FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE v. U.S. Internal Revenue Service ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9293912) filed by FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1. Functional Government Initiative FOIA Request dated February 2, 2022, # 2 Exhibit 2. IRS Interim Response to FOIA dated March 2, 2022, # 3 Exhibit 3. IRS Interim Response to FOIA dated May 17, 2022, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 5 Summons U.S. Attorney for D.C., # 6 Summons IRS Chief Counsel, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Goeken, Richard) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
2022-06-09Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (znmg) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-092SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
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