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Case TitleAVILA et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02685
Date Filed2017-12-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffVICTOR AVILA
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionVictor Avila and Judicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning Avila. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Avila and Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
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2017-12-151COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5250137) filed by VICTOR AVILA, JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for U.S. Attny for D.C., # 3 Summons for U.S. Attny General, # 4 Summons for U.S. Dept. of State)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-152LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-153MOTION Relief from Local Civil Rule 11.1 re 1 Complaint, by VICTOR AVILA, JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-15Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (jd) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-194SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-28MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Plaintiff's Motion for Relief from Local Civil Rule 11.1: It is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall be permitted to redact his residence address in the caption of his complaint filed on the public docket. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 12/28/2017. (lcrc3) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2018-01-085RETURN 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 STATE served on 12/26/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (U.S. Attny. for D.C.), # 2 Exhibit 2 (U.S. Attny. Gen.), # 3 Exhibit 3 (U.S. Dept. of State))(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 01/08/2018)
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