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THE DEFENDANTS The United States of America, Internal Revenue Service,


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THE DEFENDANTS

33.

The United States of America is a proper defendant pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 702, 26 U.S.C. § 7431(a), and 28 U.S.C. § 1346(e).

34.

Defendant Internal Revenue Service is an agency of the United States that is responsible for administration and enforcement of provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as all other IRS rules, regulations, policies, and practices.

35.

Defendant Jacob Lew is Acting Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, an agency of the United States that is responsible for administration and enforcement of provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as all other IRS rules, regulations, policies, and practices. Defendant Lew is named as a party only in his official capacity.

36.

Defendant Steven Miller was, at all times relevant herein, either the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, or the Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, and was, at all times relevant herein, responsible for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code as well as all other IRS rules, regulations, policies, and practices. Defendant Miller is sued in his individual capacity for acts and omissions that occurred in connection with duties performed on behalf of the United States.

37.

Defendant Lois G. Lerner was at all times relevant herein the Director of the Exempt Organizations (EO) Division of the Internal Revenue Service and responsible for the administration

and enforcement of all rules, policies, and practices of the EO Division. Defendant Lerner is sued in her official capacity and in her individual capacity for acts and omissions that occurred in connection with duties performed on behalf of the United States.

38.

Defendant Holly Paz was, at all times relevant herein, either the Acting Manager, EO Technical Unit, the Acting Director, Office of Rulings and Agreements, or the Director, Office of Rulings and Agreements, and was responsible for processing of determinations regarding applications for tax-exempt status, including providing guidance and oversight to other IRS officers and employees involved in such processing. Defendant Paz is sued in her official capacity and in her individual capacity for acts and omissions that occurred in connection with duties performed on behalf of the United States.

39.

The Unknown Named IRS Officials are unidentified individual officials within the Internal Revenue Service who are responsible for administration and enforcement of all rules, policies, and practices of their respective divisions of the IRS. Each Unknown Named Defendant is sued in his or her official capacity and in his or her individual capacity for acts and omissions that occurred in connection with duties performed on behalf of the United States.

 

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