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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01466
Date Filed2018-06-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Justice. The first FOIA request was submitted to the Office of the Attorney General and asked for records concerning communications between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller pertaining to the raid on Michael Cohen's office and hotel room. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The second FOIA request was submitted to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and asked for records concerning the search warrant for the raid on Cohen's office and hotel room. Judicial Watch submitted a third request to EOUSA for records concerning communications between Rosenstein and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York pertaining to the Cohen raid. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch 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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2018-06-211COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5546780) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for U.S. Attorney for DC, # 3 Summons for U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons for U.S. Department of Justice)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 06/21/2018)
2018-06-212LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 06/21/2018)
2018-06-21Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zmd) (Entered: 06/22/2018)
2018-06-253SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-07-034RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/29/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/29/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/29/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 6/29/2018 (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 07/03/2018)
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