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Case TitleSHORELIGHT EDUCATION, LLC v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00282
Date Filed2019-02-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffSHORELIGHT EDUCATION, LLC
Case DescriptionShorelight Education, which works with universities to facilitate study by foreign students, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning statistics on F-1 student visa denials. Shorelight Education also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Shorelight's request for expedited processing. Shorelight filed an administrative appeal of the agency's denial of expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Shorelight Education filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20520
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2019-02-011COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5923334) filed by SHORELIGHT EDUCATION, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Haller, David) (Attachment 4 replaced on 2/4/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 02/01/2019)
2019-02-04Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zef, ) (Entered: 02/04/2019)
2019-02-042SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/4/2019: # 2 Summons). Modified on 2/4/2019 (zmd). (Entered: 02/04/2019)
2019-02-063RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 2/5/2019 (Haller, David) Modified entry. Service has not been received on the U.S. Attorney or U.S. Attorney General on 2/6/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 02/06/2019)
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