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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00245
Date Filed2018-02-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning FISA applications pertaining to the Russian investigation. The FBI denied the request. Judicial Watch filed an administrative appeal, which was also denied. Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-02-021COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5316143) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for U.S. Attorney for DC, # 3 Summons for Attorney General, # 4 Summons for U.S. Department of Justice)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-022LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-02Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (jd) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-02-073SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 02/07/2018)
2018-02-134RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/13/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/15/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/13/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 2/13/2018 (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: 02/13/2018)
2018-03-145NOTICE of Appearance by Amy E. Powell on behalf of All Defendants (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-156ANSWER to 1 Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Powell, Amy) Modified to add link on 3/16/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-04-02MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by April 23, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/2/2018. (lccrc3) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 4/23/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-237Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-05-188STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
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