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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00933
Date Filed2017-05-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Communications Commission for records discussing the desirability of a "two-sided market" for broadband internet services. Judicial Watch submitted a second FOIA request for any emails to or from agency personnel and either Tom Powers or David Edelman. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing 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

DefendantFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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2017-05-171COMPLAINT against FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4955793) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons FCC)(Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-172LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-17Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (jd) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-05-183SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-05-264RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/26/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/25/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/26/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION served on 5/26/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-06-135NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-146First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-19MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's response to 1 Plaintiff's Complaint shall be filed on or before August 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 06/19/2017. (lcapm2) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-19Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer to complaint due by 8/10/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-08-097Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-09MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Defendant's Second Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's response to 1 Plaintiff's Complaint shall be filed on or before September 11, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 08/09/2017. (lcapm2) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-09Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer to complaint due by 9/11/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
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