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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00778
Date Filed2019-03-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Commerce for records concerning the Secretary's final report regarding Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles. CoA also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the second FOIA request, but not the first request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CoA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2019-03-201COMPLAINT against Dep't of Commerce against Cause of Action Institute ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6012230) filed by Cause of Action Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Valvo, Russel) (Attachment 4 replaced on 3/21/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-202LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by Cause of Action Institute (Valvo, Russel) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-203NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of Cause of Action Institute (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 03/20/2019)
2019-03-21Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-214SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-225RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/21/2019. (Valvo, Russel) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-03-226RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/21/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/20/2019. (Valvo, Russel) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-03-227RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 3/21/2019 (Valvo, Russel) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-03-228STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/22/2019. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-04-229ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 04/22/2019)
2019-04-22MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for an Initial Scheduling Conference on June 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall confer in advance of the Initial Scheduling Conference on (1) whether any records can be released, and (2) the proper next steps in this litigation. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/22/2019. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 04/22/2019)
2019-04-23Set/Reset Hearings: Initial Scheduling Conference set for 6/3/2019, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 04/23/2019)
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