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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02737
Date Filed2018-11-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionIn response to FOIA requests submitted by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Department of Housing and Urban Development refused to grant CREW a fee waiver. After CREW filed suit, the agency would eventually provide the records free of charge. After learning that other public interest groups had been subject to this practice of refusing to grant fee waivers, CREW filed suit, claiming that HUD had a policy or practice of refusing to grant fee waivers.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
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2018-11-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5806998) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons HUD, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons Attorney General, # 5 Notice to Counsel/Party of Designation of Related Pending Case)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
2018-11-262LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
2018-11-263NOTICE OF RELATED CASE. Case related to Case No. 18-cv-00114-KBJ. (zef, ) (Main Document 3 replaced on 11/27/2018) (zef, ). (Entered: 11/27/2018)
2018-11-26Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 11/27/2018)
2018-11-274SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Main Document 4 replaced on 11/27/2018) (zef, ). Modified on 11/27/2018 (zef, ). (Entered: 11/27/2018)
2018-11-275REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to HUD re 3 Notice of Related Case, 1 Complaint, filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. Related document: 3 Notice of Related Case, 1 Complaint, filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON.(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 11/27/2018)
2018-11-296SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (jf) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-12-127RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/10/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/10/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/9/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 12/7/2018 (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 12/12/2018)
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