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Case TitleMIDDLE EAST FORUM v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00767
Date Filed2017-04-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffMIDDLE EAST FORUM
Case DescriptionThe Middle East Forum submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the criteria used by the agency to evaluate and award Countering Violent Extremism grants. The Middle East Forum requested a fee waiver and indicated that the program was located in the agency's Office for Community Partnerships. The Middle East Forum heard nothing further. However, after contacting the FOIA office, the organization was told that the request had been received and referred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Middle East Forum then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2017-04-261COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4928747) filed by MIDDLE EAST FORUM. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons to DHS, # 4 Summons to Attorney General)(Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 04/26/2017)
2017-04-26Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (md) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-282SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-063RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/2/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/1/2017. (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 05/06/2017)
2017-05-064RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 5/1/2017 (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 05/06/2017)
2017-05-065RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/02/2017. (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 05/06/2017)
2017-05-256NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
2017-06-017Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-058ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer: It is hereby ORDERED that: The deadline for Defendant to file its Answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint is extended to June 23, 2017. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 6/5/17. (nbn) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 6/23/2017, (nbn) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-239Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-07-0610ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Answer due by 7/14/2017. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 7/6/17. (lsj) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-1311Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-08-0812ORDER granting 11 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer All Defendants. Answer due by 8/14/2017. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 8/7/17. (lsj) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-1413Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
2017-08-2914MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-08-2915RESPONSE re 14 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by MIDDLE EAST FORUM. (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-09-2816MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-2817RESPONSE re 16 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by MIDDLE EAST FORUM. (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-10-0618MOTION for Status Conference by MIDDLE EAST FORUM (Hardin, Matthew) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
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