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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01423
Date Filed2017-07-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning Rep. Jeb Hensarling's directive for agencies to treat all records sent to his Committee on Financial Services as congressional records rather than agency records. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Cause of Action Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-07-181COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5035043) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons DOJ, # 5 Summons USAG, # 6 Summons Civil Process Clerk)(Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-182LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-18Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (jd) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-183SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-194NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 7/24/2017 (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/24/17. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-277RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/27/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/26/2017. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
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