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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02250
Date Filed2017-10-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Treasury for records concerning listening sessions on tax reform held by officials at the agency. The Democracy Forward Foundation also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Democracy Forward Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

Defendant2255
TREASURY DEPARTMENT
1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20220
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2017-10-311COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against TREASURY DEPARTMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5183855), CIVIL COVER SHEET by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-11-012MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Josephine T. Morse, :Firm- Democracy Forward Foundation, :Address- 1333 H Street NW Washington DC 20005. Phone No. - (202) 448-9090. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5186255. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Josephine T. Morse)(Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-063NOTICE of Errata by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION re 1 Complaint,, Cover Sheet,, Request for Summons to Issue, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected Complaint)(Perryman, Skye) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-06Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsb) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-064SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-07MINUTE ORDER: Granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Josephine Thacher Morse is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/7/17. (DJS) (Entered: 11/07/2017)
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