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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00609
Date Filed2019-03-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffADAM ENTOUS
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and New Yorker reporter Adam Entous submitted FOIA requests to the CIA, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development for records concerning attacks on U.S. personnel in Cuba and China specifically, and, more broadly, attacks on U.S. personnel anywhere in the world with particular emphasis on Russia. JMP and Entous also requested expedited processing. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request and DOJ denied JMP and Entous's request for expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, JMP and Entous filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantU.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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2019-03-051COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5981678) filed by ADAM ENTOUS, JAMES MADISON PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons CIA, # 4 Summons DOJ, # 5 Summons Commerce, # 6 Summons State, # 7 Summons DoD, # 8 Summons USADC, # 9 Summons USAG, # 10 Summons USAID)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-052LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-05Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-053SUMMONS (8) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-054STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 5, 2019. (lcbah2) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-03-135RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 3/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-136RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 3/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-137RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 3/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-138RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/11/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-139RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 03/11/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
2019-03-1310RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/11/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/10/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit proof of service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/13/2019)
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