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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00572
Date Filed2019-03-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between the agency and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele or his company Orbus Business Intelligence. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2019-03-011COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5975341) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Justice)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/01/2019)
2019-03-012LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/01/2019)
2019-03-013NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. Case related to Case No. 17-916. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/01/2019)
2019-03-01Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/01/2019)
2019-03-014SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/01/2019)
2019-03-085RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/8/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/7/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/8/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/8/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/08/2019)
2019-04-086NOTICE of Appearance by James O. Bickford on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Bickford, James) (Entered: 04/08/2019)
2019-04-087ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Bickford, James) (Entered: 04/08/2019)
2019-04-09MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by April 23, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/9/2019. (lccrc1) (Entered: 04/09/2019)
2019-04-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 4/23/2019. (znbn) (Entered: 04/09/2019)
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