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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01898
Date Filed2017-09-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted five FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning contacts between five named agency employees regarding Michael Borden or Rick Boucher of the law firm of Sidley Austin or Andrey Kostin of VTB bank. The Center also requested expedited processing. The State Department acknowledged receipt of the requesta and granted the Center expedited processing for each one. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Public Integrity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2017-09-151COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5117694) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons Attorney General)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-152LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-15Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zsb) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-194RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/19/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/19/2017. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/19/2017)
2017-10-055RETURN 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 Return Receipt)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
2017-10-056RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 10/2/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter from Dep't of State)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
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