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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01877
Date Filed2017-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe Democracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records concerning contacts between the agency and members of the Trump Transition Team. Democracy Forward also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, 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 JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-09-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5114331) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-132NOTICE of Exhibits by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION re 1 Complaint, (Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-133NOTICE of Substitution of Summonses by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-09-13Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (md) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-154STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 09/15/17. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-185SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-10-066RETURN 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 Declaration of Benjamin J. Link)(Perryman, Skye) Modified on 10/10/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-067RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/22/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/22/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/25/2017. (See Docket Entry 6 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
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