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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01799
Date Filed2018-07-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning a number of political appointments. DFF also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, DFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2018-07-311COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5613413) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Jones, Karianne) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-08-01Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-022SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-073LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Jones, Karianne) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-154RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/6/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/5/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/6/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 8/6/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Jones, Karianne) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-165NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-09-056Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
2018-09-06MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 6 Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time. Defendant shall respond to Plaintiff's Complaint no later than September 12, 2018. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/06/2018. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Responsive Pleading to Complaint due by 9/12/2018. (zjd) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
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