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Case TitleO'DONNELL v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01727
Date Filed2018-07-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffCHRISTOPHER D. O'DONNELL
Case DescriptionChristopher O'Donnell, president of Development Essentials, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for the U.S. Embassy Local Compensation Plan for each country in which the U.S. Agency for International Development implements development work. O'Donnell paid $7,200 in estimated search and duplication costs. The agency acknowledged receipt of the fees, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, O'Donnell filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-07-241COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616093784) filed by CHRISTOPHER D. O'DONNELL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ztd) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-24SUMMONS (3) Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-252STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/25/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-08-083ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 7/24/2018. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General; Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/24/2018. RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney; Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/24/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/23/2018.) (tth); Modified on 8/16/2018 (tth). (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-084AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING re 1 Complaint by CHRISTOPHER D. O'DONNELL. (tth) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-16NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 3 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant, Summons Returned Executed as to U.S. Attorney General, Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, was entered in error and will be refiled. (tth) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-205NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-206MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time 6 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall file its response to Plaintiff's complaint on or before September 20, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/20/2018. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall file its response to Plaintiff's complaint on or before 9/20/2018. (kt) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-27SUMMONS (1) REISSUED as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
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