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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00736
Date Filed2019-03-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
Case DescriptionCatherine Hitch, a former employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, submitted a FOIA request to the agency for records concerning a contract with Pitney Bowes for equipment and services to agency offices. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and took a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Hitch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantL. FRANCIS CISSNA Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in his official capacity as well as his successors and assigns
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2019-03-151COMPLAINT against L. FRANCIS CISSNA ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6003862) filed by CATHERINE HITCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Defendant Agency, # 3 Summons for US Attorney DC, # 4 Summons US Attorney General)(Estes, Matthew) (Entered: 03/15/2019)
2019-03-18Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/18/2019)
2019-03-182SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to L. FRANCIS CISSNA, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/18/2019)
2019-04-043STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 4, 2019. (lcbah2) (Entered: 04/04/2019)
2019-05-084NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of L. FRANCIS CISSNA (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
2019-05-085ANSWER to Complaint by L. FRANCIS CISSNA.(Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
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