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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01596
Date Filed2018-07-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning Diane Jones and Robert Eitel, senior advisors at the agency who had previously worked in the for-profit educational industry. DFF also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, DFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2018-07-051COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5571627) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Lewis, John) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-052Corporate Disclosure Statement by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Lewis, John) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-06Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-063SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-134RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/11/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/10/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/11/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 7/10/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Lewis, John) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-305NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-08-106ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
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