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Case TitleAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00944
Date Filed2018-04-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
Case DescriptionAmerican Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East. ACLJ also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, denied ACLJ's request for expedited processing, and deferred a decision on ACLJ's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, ACLJ filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-04-231COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5436471) filed by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Dept of State, # 3 Summons US Atty General, # 4 Summons US Atty - DC)(Gammill, Carly) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/25/2018) (ztth). (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-232Corporate Disclosure Statement by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE. (Gammill, Carly) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-233NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Paul Sisney on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-23Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsth) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-254SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 4/27/2018 (Gammill, Carly) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/27/18. (Gammill, Carly) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-277RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/27/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/27/2018. (Gammill, Carly) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-05-108NOTICE of Appearance by Denise M. Clark on behalf of All Defendants (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
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