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Case TitleNational Immigrant Justice Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2018cv04244
Date Filed2018-06-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Robert M. Dow, Jr
PlaintiffNational Immigrant Justice Center
Case DescriptionThe National Immigrant Justice Center submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning contracts with the agency to run detention centers. NIJC also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told NIJC that it was taking a 10-day extension. The agency also told NIJC that it placed the NIJC in the a non-commercial requester category for fee purposes. After hearing nothing further from the agency, NIJC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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2018-06-191COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief filed by National Immigrant Justice Center; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-14602538. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Fifer, Samuel) (Entered: 06/19/2018)
2018-06-192CIVIL Cover Sheet (Fifer, Samuel) (Entered: 06/19/2018)
2018-06-19CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable M. David Weisman. (daj, ) (Entered: 06/19/2018)
2018-06-203ENTERED in error. Modified on 6/21/2018 (ks, ). (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-06-214NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in this Notice which includes a link to the (MIDP) Standing Order and a Checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the following documents (Notice of Mandatory Initial Discovery and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (ks, ) (Entered: 06/21/2018)
2018-06-295MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Initial status hearing is set for 7/27/2018 at 9:00 a.m. and parties are to report the following: (1) Possibility of settlement in the case; (2) If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is to advise all other parties of the courts action herein. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. The parties are requested to file a joint status report at least two days prior to the initial status. For further details see the Court's website available at Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-07-116ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff National Immigrant Justice Center by Samuel Fifer (Fifer, Samuel) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-117ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff National Immigrant Justice Center by Stacey Elizabeth Petrek (Petrek, Stacey) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-13SUMMONS Issued as to United States Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Attorney, (yt) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-168ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff National Immigrant Justice Center by William Edward Walsh (Walsh, William) (Entered: 07/16/2018)
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