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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00671
Date Filed2017-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning payments made to Christopher Steele. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and placed the Cause of Action Institute in the news media fee category. After hearing nothing more from the agency, Cause of Action Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2017-04-171COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4916285) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons FBI, # 6 Summons AG, # 7 Summons Clerk)(Vecchione, John) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-172Corporate Disclosure Statement by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Vecchione, John) (Main Document 2 replaced on 4/18/2017) (jf). (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-173NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-174NOTICE of Appearance by Russel James Valvo, III on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Valvo, Russel) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-17Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (sth) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-185SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-246RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 4/24/2017 (Vecchione, John) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/24/2017. (Vecchione, John) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/24/2017. (Vecchione, John) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-05-049NOTICE of Appearance by Wyneva Johnson on behalf of All Defendants (Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
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