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Case TitleReclaim the Records et al v. United States Department of State
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2023cv01529
Date Filed2023-02-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Valerie E. Caproni
PlaintiffReclaim the Records
PlaintiffAlec Ferretti
Case DescriptionReclaim the Records submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning a entire copy of Consular Reports of Deaths of U.S. Citizens Abroad from 1975-2018 inclusive. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told Reclaim the Records that it would not be able to respond within the statutory time limit. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Reclaim the Records filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of State
Complaint attachment 1
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2023-02-231COMPLAINT against United States Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number BNYSDC-27381167)Document filed by Reclaim the Records, Alec Ferretti. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Index to Consular Reports of Death, # 2 Exhibit B - FOIA ack).(Rankin, David) (Entered: 02/23/2023)
2023-02-232CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 02/23/2023)
2023-02-233FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT - SUMMONS REQUEST - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Rankin, David) Modified on 2/24/2023 (vf). (Entered: 02/23/2023)
2023-02-24CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Valerie E. Caproni. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . 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 . .(vf) (Entered: 02/24/2023)
2023-02-24Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron 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: . (vf) (Entered: 02/24/2023)
2023-02-24Case Designated ECF. (vf) (Entered: 02/24/2023)
2023-02-24***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney David Bruce Rankin to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Summons Caption Error. Plaintiff party name error on Summons Caption. 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. (vf) (Entered: 02/24/2023)
2023-02-274REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 02/27/2023)
2023-02-275NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Jeffrey F Kinkle on behalf of Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Kinkle, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/27/2023)
2023-02-286NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 4/28/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 443, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 2/28/2023) (tg) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-02-287ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of State. (sj) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-03-068NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Katherine Adams on behalf of Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 03/06/2023)
2023-03-169SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. United States Department of State served on 3/16/2023, answer due 4/6/2023. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Reclaim the Records; Alec Ferretti..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 03/16/2023)
2023-03-2410NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Joseph Anthony Pantoja on behalf of United States Department of State..(Pantoja, Joseph) (Entered: 03/24/2023)
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