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Case TitlePEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01865
Date Filed2017-09-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffPEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
Case DescriptionRight Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning what Attorney General Sessions was told by the FBI pertaining to whether or not he was required to disclose meetings he had with Russian officials while he was a Senator. RWW also requested records concerning advice given to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price as to how to fill out his disclosure forms. RWW requested expedited processing. The agency denied RWW's request for expedited processing in regard to the request about Price. After hearing nothing further from the agency, RWW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2017-09-121COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5112361) filed by PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Supplement Notice of Designation of Related Civil Case Pending in This Court, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-122LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-123NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY. Case related to Case No. 17-727. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-12Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-124STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/12/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-195SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 09/19/2017)
2017-09-296RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/25/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/25/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 9/25/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/25/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/25/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-10-037NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua L. Rogers on behalf of All Defendants (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
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