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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00501
Date Filed2017-03-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning a coding error in the calculation of repayment rate data in the College Scorecard. 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

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2017-03-201COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4881544) 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 Department of Education)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-20Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (sth) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-203SUMMONS(3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/27/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/26/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/27/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 3/24/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of C. Rotaru)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/27/2017)
2017-04-075GENERAL ORDER. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on April 7, 2017. (lcrbw1) (Entered: 04/07/2017)
2017-04-116NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/11/2017)
2017-04-267ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/26/2017)
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