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Case TitleCAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02156
Date Filed2017-10-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffCAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
Case DescriptionThe Campaign for Accountability submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Treasury for records concerning whether Trump administration officials had tried to influence the agency in connection with its dispute with Renaissance Technologies or its co-Chief Executive Officer Robert Mercer over the use of basket option contracts. CFA also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and one office contacted CFA for clarification. CFA claimed the agency was unwilling to work with it to narrow the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CFA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2017-10-181COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5164659) filed by CAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons U.S. Department of the Treasury, # 6 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 7 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Fineman, Steven) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-10-202NOTICE of Errata by CAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY re 1 Complaint, (Attachments: # 1 Errata)(Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-203NOTICE of Appearance by Eric B. Fastiff on behalf of CAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY (Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-20Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (md) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-204SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-255MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Michael J. Miarmi, :Firm- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, :Address- 250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1413. Phone No. - (212) 355-9500. Fax No. - (212) 355-9592 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5176178. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CAMPAIGN FOR ACCOUNTABILITY (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael J. Miarmi, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 10/25/2017)
2017-11-146RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 10/26/2017 (Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-147RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/26/2017. (Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-148RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/26/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/25/2017. (Fastiff, Eric) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
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