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Case TitleINSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01802
Date Filed2018-08-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffINSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH
Case DescriptionThe Institute for Energy Research submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning communications to or from six named individuals from or to Jennifer Morgan and mentioning China. IER also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, IER filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-08-011COMPLAINT IER V STATE filed against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE re FOIA ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5614068) filed by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Request for Summons STATE DEPT, # 3 Summons Request for Summons US Atty General, # 4 Summons Request for Summons USADC, # 5 Notice and Consent Consent to Magistrate Judge, # 6 Notice and Consent LCvR 7.1 Certificate)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-012NOTICE of Appearance by Jason T. Miller on behalf of INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-01Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-013CIVIL COVER SHEET Amended by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH filed by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH.(Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-014SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-015Consent to Proceed before US Magistrate Judge by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH.. (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-016LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-027STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 08/02/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-098RETURN 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. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-099RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/06/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-1710RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 8/6/2018 (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-09-0411RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 8/27/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Postal Tracking Proof of Service)(Miller, Jason) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-0512ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
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