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Case TitleULLAH et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02785
Date Filed2018-11-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffOBAID ULLAH
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Obaid Ullah, the nephew of Gul Rahman, an Afghani who was detained and tortured to death by the CIA in Pakistan in 2002, submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning the disposition and location of Rahman's body. The ACLU also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The CIA acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the ACLU's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Washington, DC 20505
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2018-11-291COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5813414) filed by OBAID ULLAH, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Ladin, Dror) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-292LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION (Ladin, Dror) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-29Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zef, ) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-293SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2019-01-044ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 12/10/2018 (Ladin, Dror); Modified on 1/8/2019 (tth). (Entered: 01/04/2019)
2019-01-045ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/12/2018. (Ladin, Dror); Modified on 1/8/2019 (tth). (Entered: 01/04/2019)
2019-01-046ENTERED 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 12/10/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/9/2019. (Ladin, Dror); Modified on 1/8/2019 (tth). (Entered: 01/04/2019)
2019-01-077Unopposed MOTION to Stay in Light of Lapse in Appropriations by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-07MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 7 Motion to Stay. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/7/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-078NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, OBAID ULLAH (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-08NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 4 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant, 6 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, 5 Summons Returned Executed as to U.S. Attorney General was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading. Date of execution was not provided. (tth) (Entered: 01/08/2019)
2019-01-109RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 12/12/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Delivery)(Ladin, Dror) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1010RETURN 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. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Delivery)(Ladin, Dror) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1011RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/10/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Delivery)(Ladin, Dror) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-02-06MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall respond to the Complaint by February 27, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/6/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 02/06/2019)
2019-02-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 2/27/2019 (lsj) (Entered: 02/06/2019)
2019-02-2712NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Patrick Schaefer on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-02-2713ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-02-27MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall confer and submit a joint proposed briefing schedule by March 13, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/27/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-02-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 3/13/2019. (znbn) (Entered: 02/28/2019)
2019-03-1314Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Briefing Schedule by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, OBAID ULLAH. (Ladin, Dror); Modified event and text on 3/14/2019 (tth). (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-14MINUTE ORDER ADOPTING Defendant's Proposed Schedule in 14 Joint Status Report and Proposed Schedules. The Court ORDERS that 1) Defendant shall complete its search and processing of records and issue a final response to Plaintiffs FOIA request on or before May 31, 2019; and 2) the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before June 14, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/14/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-06-1415Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 06/14/2019)
2019-06-17MINUTE ORDER ADOPTING the parties' 15 Joint Status Report and Proposed Briefing Schedule. The Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before September 5, 2019; 2) Plaintiffs shall file their opposition on or before October 7, 2019; and 3) Defendant shall file its reply on or before October 21, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/17/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 9/5/2019. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/7/2019. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/21/2019. (lsj) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-09-0316Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 09/03/2019)
2019-09-03MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Consent 16 Motion for Extension of Time. The Court ORDERS that (1) Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before September 26, 2019; (2) Plaintiffs shall file their opposition on or before October 28, 2019; and (3) Defendant shall file its reply on or before November 12, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 09/3/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/03/2019)
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