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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00967
Date Filed2018-04-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
PlaintiffDAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch and the Daily Caller Foundation submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for memoranda summarizing conversations of former FBI Director James Comey with Barack 0bama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and John McCain between September 2013 and May 2017. The agency acknowledged receipt of both requests. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-04-251COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5441344) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons US Attorney for DC, # 2 Summons US Atty General, # 3 Summons US Department of Justice)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-252CIVIL COVER SHEET by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC..(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-253LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-254LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION (Bekesha, Michael); Modified on 4/26/2018 to correct filer's name. (tth) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-25Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsth) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-265SUMMONS (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: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-306ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 04/30/18. (DM) (Entered: 04/30/2018)
2018-05-097ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/7/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/6/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/7/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 5/7/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) Modified on 5/10/2018 (ztd). (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-10NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 7 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,, was entered in error and counsel has refiled said pleading in the appropriate case. (td) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-108RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/7/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/6/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/07/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 5/7/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-219NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
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