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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02071
Date Filed2018-09-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the General Services Administration for records concerning communications between GSA and the White House pertaining to the renovation of the FBI headquarters building. CREW also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and subsequently told CREW that its request for a fee waiver had been granted. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantGENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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2018-09-041COMPLAINT against GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5670096) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons GSA, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-042LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsth) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
2018-09-053SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
2018-09-074ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 09/07/18. (DM) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-175NOTICE of Appearance by Nikhel Sus on behalf of CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Sus, Nikhel) (Main Document 5 replaced on 9/20/2018) (ztd). (Entered: 09/17/2018)
2018-09-186RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/14/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/14/2018. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-187RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION served on 9/13/2018 (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-188RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/14/18. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-10-109NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-16MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiff perfected service on Defendant on September 14, 2018. A government agency has thirty days from the date of service to answer a FOIA Complaint. 5 U.S.C.A. § 522(a)(4)(C). Defendant's Answer was due October 14, 2018. As of this date, the Court has not received Defendant's Answer. The Court ORDERS Defendant to file an Answer by OCTOBER 19, 2018. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 10-16-2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-1710ANSWER to Complaint by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
2018-10-1811ORDER. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 10/18/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-1812NOTICE Regarding Service by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
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