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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02126
Date Filed2018-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General for records concerning communications between OIG and Congress pertaining to alleged improper disclosure of tax return information. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, COA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 11
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2018-09-131COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5687483) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet, # 9 Summons DOJ, # 10 Summons USAG, # 11 Summons Civil Process Clerk)(Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-132Corporate Disclosure Statement by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-133NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-17Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 09/17/2018)
2018-09-184SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-255ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/20/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/20/2018. (Mulvey, Ryan) Modified on 9/25/2018 (jf). (Entered: 09/25/2018)
2018-09-256RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/24/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/24/2018. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 09/25/2018)
2018-09-257RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/20/2018. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 09/25/2018)
2018-09-258RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE on 9/24/18 (Mulvey, Ryan) Modified on 9/26/2018 (ztd). (Entered: 09/25/2018)
2018-09-25NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 5 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, was entered in error at the request of counsel and refiled with corrected document. (jf) (Entered: 09/25/2018)
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