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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00776
Date Filed2019-03-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for records concerning communications between the agency and former ODNI director James Clapper and CNN. The agency did not acknowledge receipt of the request. Judicial Watch also submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for similar records pertaining to Clapper and CNN. 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

DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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2019-03-201COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6011954) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons Office of the Director of National Intelligence, # 5 Summons Central Intelligence Agency)(Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-202LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-21Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-213SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/26/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/25/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/26/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE served on 3/26/2019. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. Date of Service Upon CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 3/26/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Cotca, Ramona) Modified on 3/27/2019 to add service on the CIA (jth). (Entered: 03/27/2019)
2019-04-255NOTICE of Appearance by Brigham John Bowen on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Bowen, Brigham) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-04-256ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.(Bowen, Brigham) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-04-29MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendants shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of their production of documents to plaintiff, on or before May 27, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 04/29/2019. (lcabj3) (Entered: 04/29/2019)
2019-05-147NOTICE of Appearance by Eric William Payne Lee on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Lee, Eric) (Entered: 05/14/2019)
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