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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01268
Date Filed2018-05-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Information Privacy Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning its preparation of a Privacy Impact Assessment for media monitoring services. EPIC also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted EPIC's request for a fee waiver and expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-05-301COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5508046) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Department of Homeland Security, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 5 Exhibit Nos. 13)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-05-302Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-06-01Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-013SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-224ENTERED 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 6/5/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/5/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service as to Attorney General, # 2 Certificate of Service as to Department of Homeland Security)(Butler, Alan) Modified on 6/25/2018 (zjf). (Entered: 06/22/2018)
2018-06-25NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 4 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading using the correct event. (jf) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-06-255RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/5/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/5/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/11/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 6/8/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-07-056NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Patrick Schaefer on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-057Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-09MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 7 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, nunc pro tunc. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 7/19/2018. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 07/09/2018. (lckbj1) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-118ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
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