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Case TitleReclaim the Records et al v. United States Department of State
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2023cv01650
Date Filed2023-02-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John P. Cronan
PlaintiffReclaim the Records
PlaintiffAlec Ferretti
Case DescriptionReclaim the Records submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning an extract of all information for deceased passport holders maintained in the passport database. The database starts in 1978 and runs to the present. The agency did not acknowledged the request and did not respond. Reclaim the Records then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantUnited States Department of State
Complaint attachment 1
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2023-02-271COMPLAINT against United States Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-27396473)Document filed by Reclaim the Records, Alec Ferretti. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - FOIA req).(Rankin, David) (Entered: 02/27/2023)
2023-02-272CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 02/27/2023)
2023-02-273REQUEST 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)
2023-02-28CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John P. Cronan. 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 . .(gp) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-02-28Magistrate Judge Valerie Figueredo 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: . (gp) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-02-28Case Designated ECF. (gp) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-02-284ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of State.(gp) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-02-285NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Jeffrey F Kinkle on behalf of Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Kinkle, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/28/2023)
2023-03-066NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Katherine Adams on behalf of Alec Ferretti, Reclaim the Records..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 03/06/2023)
2023-03-217SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. United States Department of State served on 3/21/2023, answer due 4/11/2023. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Reclaim the Records; Alec Ferretti..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 03/21/2023)
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