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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00668
Date Filed2018-03-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning funding for the Open Society Foundation's operations in Colombia or other South American organizations that might receive funding through the Open Society Foundation for their work in Colombia. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE The Executive Office, Office of the Legal Adviser
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-03-231COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5386366) 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 State)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-232LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-23Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zmd) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-293SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (tth) (Entered: 03/29/2018)
2018-04-034RETURN 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.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/02/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 4/3/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Summons for U.S. Attorney for DC, # 2 Summons for U.S. Attorney General, # 3 Summons for U.S. Department of State)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-275NOTICE of Appearance by Patricia K. McBride on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-05-026ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-037SCHEDULING ORDER requiring the parties to submit joint or separate proposed schedules for filing dispositive motions by not later than June 1, 2018. See text of order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 5/3/2018. (lcjdb2) (Entered: 05/03/2018)
2018-05-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 6/1/2018. (tb) (Entered: 05/03/2018)
2018-06-018STATUS REPORT Status Report by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-049Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Joint Status Report)(McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 06/04/2018)
2018-06-05MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 9 defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time to file a status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that [9-2] defendant's status report is deemed FILED. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 6/5/2018. (lcjdb2) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-06-05MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 8 and [9-2] the parties' status reports, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report by not later than July 6, 2018 containing either a proposed document production schedule or a proposed briefing schedule. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 6/5/2018. (lcjdb2) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-06-0510Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (ztd) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-06-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/6/2018. (tb) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-07-0511Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
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