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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00246
Date Filed2018-02-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Commerce for emails sent or received by Secretary Wilbur Ross and records concerning contracts pertaining to the census. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. Democracy Forward Foundation queried the agency several times concerning the status of their requests, but after hearing nothing further about the processing of their requests, Democracy Forward Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2018-02-021COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5316408), filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Dubner, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-02Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmd) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-02-062SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 02/06/2018)
2018-02-083LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-084RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/8/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/10/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/8/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 2/7/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-135NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
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