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Case TitleCITIZENS UNITED v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01287
Date Filed2019-05-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffCITIZENS UNITED
Case DescriptionCitizens United submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning communications to or from specific named agency officials to other named individuals. Citizens United also requested expedited processing. The agency denied Citizens United's request for expedited processing. Citizens United filed an administrative appeal of the agency's denial of its request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Citizens United filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20230
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2019-05-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6100659) filed by CITIZENS UNITED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Summons to the Attorney General, # 6 Summons to the Commerce Dept, # 7 Summons to the US Attorney)(Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-032LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS UNITED (Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-06Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 05/06/2019)
2019-05-063SUMMONS (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: 05/06/2019)
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