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Case TitleUniversity of Washington et al v. Central Intelligence Agency
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2019cv00061
Date Filed2019-01-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ricardo S. Martinez
PlaintiffUniversity of Washington a Washington state agency
PlaintiffCenter for Human Rights at the University of Washington a research center created by state law
PlaintiffAngelina Godoy director of the Center
Case DescriptionThe Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington Law School consolidated 13 FOIA requests to the CIA into a single request for records concerning human rights abuses by the El Salvadoran Army. The agency told the Center that processing would take 2-3 months. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
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Opinion/Order [6]
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2019-01-141COMPLAINT for Declaratory Relief for violating FOIA against defendant(s) Central Intelligence Agency (Receipt # 0981-5612701), filed by The University of Washington, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, Angelina Godoy. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-C, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons CIA, # 4 Summons US Attorney's Office - WA DC, # 5 Summons US Attorney's Office - Seattle)(Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 01/14/2019)
2019-01-15Judge Ricardo S. Martinez added. (GT) (Entered: 01/15/2019)
2019-01-152Summonses Electronically Issued as to defendant Central Intelligence Agency (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(GT) (Entered: 01/15/2019)
2019-02-143ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due by 3/28/2019, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 3/14/2019, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 3/21/2019, by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (LW) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-154NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michelle R. Lambert on behalf of Defendant Central Intelligence Agency. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-155STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER to extend time to respond to complaint by parties (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-206ORDER extending deadline to respond to complaint from 2/19/2019 to 3/5/3019 re 5 Stipulation. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM) (Entered: 02/20/2019)
2019-03-057ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Central Intelligence Agency.(Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-188REQUEST for Case Management Conference by Plaintiffs Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington, Angelina Godoy, University of Washington for Case Management Conference (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Plaintiff Angelina Godoy)(Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 03/18/2019)
2019-03-289JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties estimated Trial Days: 1-7. (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 03/28/2019)
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