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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00592
Date Filed2018-03-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionProtect Democracy Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning communications from the White House that reference Sahar Nowrouzzadeh and other State Department employees subject to reassignment or termination. Protect Democracy Project also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Protect Democracy Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C ST., NW
Washington, DC 20301
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-03-161COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5377623) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Summons to Department of State, # 4 Summons to Attorney General, # 5 Summons to U.S. Attorney for D.C., # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-16Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zsth) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-192LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-04-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/5/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/5/2018. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/03/2018. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 4/3/2018 (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
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