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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00754
Date Filed2018-04-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury for records concerning President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia. DFF also requested a fee waiver. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. Commerce granted DFF's request for a fee waiver. Treasury asked DFF to narrow the scope of its request and DFF clarified the request. But after hearing nothing further from either agency, DFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2018-04-031COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5403067) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-032Corporate Disclosure Statement by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-03Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsth) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-043SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-134NOTICE of Appearance by John T. Lewis on behalf of DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Lewis, John) (Entered: 04/13/2018)
2018-04-135RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/9/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/9/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 4/9/2018; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 4/9/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/9/2018. (Lewis, John) (Entered: 04/13/2018)
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