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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00580
Date Filed2018-03-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted two FOIA requests to the Federal Trade Commission for records concerning FTC Attorney Robin Rock, including records that contained terms referring to Cause of Action Institute. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told Cause of Action Institute it was taking a 10-day extension to process its first FOIA request. The second FOIA request asked for records with references pertaining to Cause of Action Institute. COA agreed to pay up to $2,500 for the costs of processing that request. The agency told COA that it was taking a 10-day extension to respond to its second FOIA request as well. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either request, Cause of Action Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-03-151COMPLAINT against FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5374738) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons FTC, # 9 Summons AG, # 10 Summons Clerk)(Bolinder, Eric) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-152Corporate Disclosure Statement by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Bolinder, Eric) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-153NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan Patrick Mulvey on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-15Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zsb) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-154SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-165STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 03/16/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-306RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION served on 3/19/2018 (Bolinder, Eric) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
2018-03-307RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/20/2018. (Bolinder, Eric) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
2018-04-028RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/2/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/2/2018. (Bolinder, Eric) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
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