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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01295
Date Filed2017-06-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe Democracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning the resignation of Census Bureau Director John Thompson. The Democracy Forward Foundation also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Democracy Forward Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2017-06-301COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5014604) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Corporate Disclosure, # 3 Summons Summons)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-06-302LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (md) (Main Document 2 replaced on 7/5/2017) (ztd). (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-06-30Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (md) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-07-033SUMMONS Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-03SUMMONS Not Issued as to non-party U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (FOIA SUMMONS WERE NOT SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED) (md) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-034REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION.(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-035REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION.(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-056SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(td) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-067MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Karianne M. Jones, :Firm- Democracy Forward Foundation, :Address- P.O. Box 34553, Washington, D.C. 20043. Phone No. - (202) 448-9090. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5020748. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-07MINUTE ORDER: Granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Karianne M. Jones is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/7/17. (DJS) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-148RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 7/10/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/10/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/10/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/9/2017.) (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
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