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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00932
Date Filed2018-04-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between former director James Comey and the Special Counsel's Office about the production of materials to the Special Counsel's Office. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records, citing Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Judicial Watch filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Judicial Watch then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-04-201COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5433687) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US. Attorney for DC, # 3 Summons US Attorney General, # 4 Summons Summons DOJ)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-20Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zsth) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-233SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-05-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/3/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/2/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/30/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/30/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-095GENERAL ORDER. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on May 9, 2018. (lcrbw1) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-096NOTICE of Correction to Filing by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. re 4 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney,,, Summons Returned Executed as to U.S. Attorney General,,, Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant,, (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
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