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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01082
Date Filed2019-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr. Judicial Watch also submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning communications between Ohr and Strzok. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. DOJ told Judicial Watch that it would search the Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, as well as the Office of Information Policy and the FBI. DOJ told Judicial Watch that its search of the OCDETF's offices found no records. Judicial Watch filed an administrative appeal of the no records decision, which was denied by OIP. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either request, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2019-04-171COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6066396) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Justice)(Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-172LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-18Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/18/2019)
2019-04-183SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/18/2019)
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