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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02712
Date Filed2017-12-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Treasury for records concerning the existence of a fund to pay settlements in cases of misconduct by members of Congress. Cause of Action Institute also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and later told COA that its request had been sent to the Bureau of Fiscal Services for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Cause of Action Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2017-12-201COMPLAINT against TREASURY DEPARTMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5256363), CIVIL COVER SHEET by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter of acknowledgement, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Steven, Lee) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2017-12-20Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zsth) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-212SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) Modified parties served on 1/3/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-273STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 12/27/2017. (lctnm1) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2018-01-024REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Steven, Lee) (Entered: 01/02/2018)
2018-01-035Corporate Disclosure Statement by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Steven, Lee) (Main Document 5 replaced on 1/4/2018) (znmw). (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-036NOTICE of Appearance by John E. McGlothlin, II on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (McGlothlin, John) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-037SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (znmw) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
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