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Case TitleCOZEN O'CONNOR v. THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
DistrictEastern District of Pennsylvania
CityPhiladelphia
Case Number2:2017cv01490
Date Filed2017-04-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHONORABLE JAN E. DUBOIS
PlaintiffCOZEN O'CONNOR
Case DescriptionThe law firm of Cozen O'Connor submitted a FOIA request to the Office of Foreign Assets Control for records concerning granting licenses to persons or companies to trade with Cuba. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told the law firm that it had no records. Cozen O'Connor filed an administrative appeal. The agency's original decision was upheld on appeal. Cozen O'Connor then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantTHE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
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2017-04-031COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number PPP157375), filed by COZEN O'CONNOR. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Case Management Track Form, # 3 Designation Form)(jmv, ) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-03Summons Issued as to THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General Forwarded To: 1 given to AUSA; 2 Origs mailed to counsel on 4/3/17 (jmv, ) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-032Disclosure Statement Form pursuant to FRCP 7.1 by COZEN O'CONNOR.(jmv, ) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-073Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint on behalf of the United States Attorney (only). (amas) (Entered: 04/07/2017)
2017-04-104NOTICE of Appearance by HAYES A. HUNT on behalf of COZEN O'CONNOR with Certificate of Service(HUNT, HAYES) (Entered: 04/10/2017)
2017-04-245AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ambiko Guice re: served Summons, Complaint, Case Management Track Designation, Disclosure Statement upon United States Office of the Attorney General by Personal on 04/13/17 (LEONARD, THOMAS) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-246AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ambiko Guice re: served Summons, Complaint, Case Management Track Designation, Disclosure Statement upon Office of Foreign Assets Control by Personal Service on 04/13/17 (LEONARD, THOMAS) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-05-017ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL.(REID, SCOTT) (Entered: 05/01/2017)
2017-05-048NOTICE of Hearing: JOINT TELEPHONE CONFERENCE SET FOR 6/6/2017 04:45 PM BEFORE HONORABLE JAN E. DUBOIS. (Attachments: # 1 Conference Information Report.pdf, # 2 Scheduling & Discovery Policy-Counsel.pdf)(mvh, ) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-06-089ORDER THAT ON OR BEFORE 7/7/17, DEFENDANT SHALL FILE AND PROVIDE PLAINTIFF WITH A COPY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD. ON OR BEFORE 8/4/17, DEFENDANT SHALL FILE AND SERVE ITS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. ON OR BEFORE 8/25/17, PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE AND SERVE ITS RESPONSE TO THE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND ITS CROSS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. ON OR BEFORE 9/8/17, DEFENDANT SHALL FILE AND SERVE ITS RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S CROSS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. LEAVE TO FILE REPLIES MUST BE REQUESTED BY LETTER TO CHAMBERS. REPLIES WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY IF NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO ISSUES RAISD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RESPONSE TO THE SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTIONS; AND, TWO (2) COPIES OF EACH OF THE AFORESAID DOCUMENTS SHALL BE SERVED ON THE COURT (CHAMBERS, ROOM 12613) WHEN THE ORIGINAL IS FILED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE JAN E. DUBOIS ON 6/6/17. 6/8/17 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
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