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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00936
Date Filed2017-05-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
Case DescriptionJoshua Eaton, an investigative journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for emails between Sen. Mark Udall and the CIA pertaining to the Panetta Review. After a number of unsuccessful queries, Eaton filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2017-05-171COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY under the Freedom of Information Act ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4956135) filed by JOSHUA EATON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Request, # 3 Exhibit 2 - Eaton Publication List, # 4 Exhibit 3 - CIA Initial Acknowledgment, # 5 Exhibit 4 - Communications Log, # 6 Exhibit 5 - CIA First Interim Response, # 7 Exhibit 6 - CIA Second Interim Response, # 8 Exhibit 7 - Eaton Appeal, # 9 Exhibit 8 - CIA Appeal Response, # 10 Summons)(English, Alexander) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-17Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (md) (Entered: 05/19/2017)
2017-05-192SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 05/19/2017)
2017-06-143RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/30/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/29/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(English, Alexander) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-144RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/30/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service - US Atty Gen)(English, Alexander) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 5/30/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service - CIA)(English, Alexander) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-296NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-06-297ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-06-30MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff on or before July 28, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/30/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-07-288STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-31MINUTE ORDER. In light of the 8 status report, defendant shall file a further status report by September 11, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 7/31/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-09-119STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-12MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall file a joint status report by September 25, 2017, to inform the Court whether further proceedings are necessary in this matter, and to propose a briefing schedule, if necessary. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/12/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
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