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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02682
Date Filed2017-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning FBI Supervisor Peter Strzok's assignment to the special counsel's investigation and his subsequent reassignment. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-12-141COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5249114) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons (U.S. Attorney for DC), # 3 Summons (U.S. Attorney General), # 4 Summons (U.S. Department of Justice))(Peterson, James) (Entered: 12/14/2017)
2017-12-142LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 12/14/2017)
2017-12-14Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsth) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2018-01-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/26/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/25/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/26/17., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 12/26/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (U.S. Attorney for DC), # 2 Exhibit 2 (U.S. Attorney General), # 3 Exhibit 3 (U.S. Department of Justice))(Peterson, James) (Entered: 01/05/2018)
2018-02-015MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer Nunc Pro Tunc by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Answer, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-03-12MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Defendant's Motion for Enlargement of Time to Answer Complaint Nunc Pro Tunc. Defendant's proposed Answer, attached as an exhibit to Defendants 5 motion, is hereby entered on the docket and deemed timely filed. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/12/2018. (lccrc1) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-26MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by April 9, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/26/2018. (lccrc1) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-26Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 4/9/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-04-036Joint STATUS REPORT & Proposed Schedule by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-05MINUTE ORDER: In light of the 6 Joint Status Report and Proposed Schedule, it is ORDERED that the parties' proposed schedule is adopted. Defendant shall complete production of any non-exempt responsive documents by May 8, 2018. Defendant shall file any motion for summary judgment by June 13, 2018. Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition by July 13, 2018. Defendant shall file its reply and opposition by August 3, 2018. Plaintiff shall file its reply by August 24, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/5/2018. (lccrc1) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 6/13/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/13/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/3/2018. Replies due by 8/24/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-06-137MOTION for Summary Judgment by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of David M. Hardy, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-07-128Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Opposition and Reset Briefing Schedule by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 07/12/2018)
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