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Case TitlePUBLIC CITIZEN, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00915
Date Filed2019-04-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffPUBLIC CITIZEN, INC.
Case DescriptionPublic Citizen submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for records concerning the eligibility of individuals in the deferred action for childhood arrival program to obtain Federal Housing Administration loans and the acceptability of C33 employment authorization documents to establish borrower eligibility. Public Citizen also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and sent a form letter denying Public Citizen's fee waiver request. Public Citizen filed an administrative appeal challenging the agency's denial of its request for a fee waiver. HUD denied Public Citizen's administrative appeal. Public Citizen then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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2019-04-011COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6033740) filed by PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-012LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC. (Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-02Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-023SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/2/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/2/2019. (Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 04/05/2019)
2019-04-175RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/08/2019. (Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-05-026NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Evan Kahn on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
2019-05-027ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.(Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
2019-05-038ORDER: Per Local Rule 16.3(b)(10), the Court ORDERS the government to file a Vaughn index and supporting dispositive motion within thirty days. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 05/03/2019. (lcrcl3) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Vaughn Index with supporting Dispositive Motions due by 6/3/2019. (lsj) (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-06-039MOTION to Vacate Dispositive Motion Deadline by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 06/03/2019)
2019-06-0310Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION to Vacate Dispositive Motion Deadline filed by PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 06/03/2019)
2019-06-0411REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 MOTION to Vacate Dispositive Motion Deadline filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 06/04/2019)
2019-06-24Case directly reassigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. Judge Royce C. Lamberth is no longer assigned to the case. (rj) (Entered: 06/24/2019)
2019-07-0112NOTICE of Appearance by Rebecca H. Smullin on behalf of PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC. (Smullin, Rebecca) (Entered: 07/01/2019)
2019-07-11MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of Defendants 9 Motion to Vacate Dispositive Motion Deadline, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and file a joint status report no later than July 18, 2019. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on July 11, 2019. (lccjn1) (Entered: 07/11/2019)
2019-07-11Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 7/18/2019. (zcdw) (Entered: 07/12/2019)
2019-07-1813Joint STATUS REPORT by PUBLIC CITIZEN, INC.. (Pulver, Adam) (Entered: 07/18/2019)
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