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Case TitleOpen Society Justice Initiative v. Central Intelligence Agency et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv00234
Date Filed2019-01-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffOpen Society Justice Initiative
Case DescriptionThe Open Society Initiative submitted FOIA requests to the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for records concerning the killing of Jamil Khashoggi. The Open Society Initiative also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Open Society Initiative filed suit.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
DefendantDepartment of Defense
DefendantNational Security Agency
DefendantOffice of the Director of National Intelligence
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2019-01-091COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-16163411)Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Plaintiffs FOIA requests)(Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-092CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-093FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) Modified on 1/10/2019 (pne). (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-094FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) Modified on 1/10/2019 (pne). (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-095FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to National Security Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) Modified on 1/10/2019 (pne). (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-096FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST As To - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) Modified on 1/10/2019 (pne). (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-097RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Open Society Institute for Open Society Justice Initiative. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative.(Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-10CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pne) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-10Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pne) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-10Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-10***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Catherine M. Amirfar to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons, 4 Request for Issuance of Summons, 5 Request for Issuance of Summons, 6 Request for Issuance of Summons,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the name of the party for whom the summons is being requested must be the first name that appears in the 'To' field on the summons request PDF; any name that follows the name of the party to be served must include 'c/'o', 'via', or 'attn'; party name in the 'To' field must exactly match party name as it appears on pleading caption. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pne) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-108REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-109REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1010REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to National Security Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1011REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1012NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Amrit Singh on behalf of Open Society Justice Initiative. (Singh, Amrit) (Entered: 01/10/2019)
2019-01-1113ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Central Intelligence Agency. (dnh) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
2019-01-1114ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Defense. (dnh) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
2019-01-1115ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to National Security Agency. (dnh) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
2019-01-1116ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (dnh) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
2019-01-16NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Judge John G. Koeltl is no longer assigned to the case. (bcu) (Entered: 01/16/2019)
2019-01-1817CONSENT LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time tolling answer deadline until 30 days from first business day following Justice Department funding restoration addressed to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer from David S. Jones dated January 18, 2019. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit standing order staying certain civil cases affected by lapse in appropriations)(Jones, David) (Entered: 01/18/2019)
2019-01-1818NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Amrit Singh on behalf of Open Society Justice Initiative. New Address: Open Society Justice Initiative, 224 W. 57th St, New York, New York, 10019, 2125480660. (Singh, Amrit) (Entered: 01/18/2019)
2019-01-1819AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,. Central Intelligence Agency served on 1/14/2019, answer due 2/4/2019; Department of Defense served on 1/14/2019, answer due 2/4/2019; National Security Agency served on 1/14/2019, answer due 2/4/2019; Office of the Director of National Intelligence served on 1/14/2019, answer due 2/4/2019. Service was accepted by Lisa Ahearn, Civil Clerk Supervisor. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 01/18/2019)
2019-01-2220ORDER granting 17 Letter Motion for Extension of Time. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 1/22/2019) (js) (Entered: 01/22/2019)
2019-02-1421NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Natasha Waglow Teleanu on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Teleanu, Natasha) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
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