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Case TitleOpen Society Justice Initiative v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv01329
Date Filed2019-02-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffOpen Society Justice Initiative
Case DescriptionThe Open Society Justice Initiative submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Department of State for records concerning the killing of journalist Jamil Khashoggi. The Open Society Justice Initiative also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. Because of the government shutdown, none of the agencies initially acknowledged receipt of the requests. After the shutdown ended, however, the FBI and the Department of State acknowledged receipt of the requests, but the Department of Justice did not. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Open Society Justice Initiative filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Fees, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantDepartment of State
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2019-02-121COMPLAINT against Department of Justice, Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-16334962)Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Plaintiff's FOIA requests)(Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-122CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-123REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-124REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-125STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 1:19-cv-00234-PAE. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative.(Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-126RULE 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: 02/12/2019)
2019-02-13CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Unassigned. (jgo) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-13Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-13CASE REFERRED TO Judge Paul A. Engelmayer as possibly related to 19-cv-234. (jgo) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-137ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Justice. (jgo) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-138ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of State. (jgo) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-15CASE ACCEPTED AS RELATED. Create association to 1:19-cv-00234-PAE. Notice of Assignment to follow. (bcu) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-15NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Judge Unassigned is no longer assigned to the case. (bcu) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-15Magistrate 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 . (bcu) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-27CONSOLIDATED MEMBER CASE: Create association to 1:19-cv-00234-PAE. (anc) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-02-279ORDER granting (22) Letter Motion to Consolidate Cases; granting (22) Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer in case 1:19-cv-00234-PAE. Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 2/27/2019) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:19-cv-00234-PAE, 1:19-cv-01329-PAE (anc) Modified on 2/27/2019 (anc). (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-02-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Department of Justice answer due 3/18/2019; Department of State answer due 3/18/2019. (anc) (Entered: 02/27/2019)
2019-03-1810NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Natasha Waglow Teleanu on behalf of Department of Justice, Department of State. (Teleanu, Natasha) (Entered: 03/18/2019)
2019-03-1811ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Department of Justice, Department of State.(Teleanu, Natasha) (Entered: 03/18/2019)
2019-03-1912NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 4/19/2019 at 02:30 PM in Courtroom 1305, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Paul A. Engelmayer; and as further set forth in this Order. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 3/19/2019) (anc) (Entered: 03/19/2019)
2019-03-2013CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Notice of Initial Pretrial Conference served on Department of Justice, Department of State on March 20, 2019. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Open Society Justice Initiative. (Amirfar, Catherine) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
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