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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01077
Date Filed2018-05-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning communications between Secretary Wilbur Ross and his staff mentioning Diamond S Shipping, Navigator Holdings, or transoceanic shipping. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Public Integrity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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Complaint
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2018-05-081COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5468270) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Dept of Commerce, # 3 Summons to US Atty, # 4 Summons to Atty Gen)(Smith, Peter) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-082LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) (Main Document 2 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-083NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. Case related to Case No. 17-2426. (Smith, Peter) (Main Document 3 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-08Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-104STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 05/10/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (zmac) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-115SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-146RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/14/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/13/2018. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-217RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 5/21/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/21/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return Receipt - Commerce Dep't, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt - Attorney General)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-06-118NOTICE of Appearance by Alexander Daniel Shoaibi on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-119First MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-1210RESPONSE re 9 First MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
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