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Case TitleHUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE CENTER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01555
Date Filed2019-05-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffHUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Human Rights Defense Center submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Marshals Service for records concerning deaths of prisoners while in the custody of the Marshals Service. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed 193 pages with redactions under Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records) and Exemption 7(F) (harm to any person) for information identifying Deputy Marshals and other law enforcement officers. HRDC filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, HRDC 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
DefendantU. S. MARSHALS SERVICE
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2019-05-281COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6148072) filed by HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Ban, Victor) (Entered: 05/28/2019)
2019-05-30Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zef, ) (Entered: 05/30/2019)
2019-05-302SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U. S. MARSHALS SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 05/30/2019)
2019-06-043RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/30/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/29/2019. (Ban, Victor) (Entered: 06/04/2019)
2019-06-044RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/30/2019. (Ban, Victor) (Entered: 06/04/2019)
2019-06-045RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U. S. MARSHALS SERVICE served on 5/30/2019; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 5/30/2019 (Ban, Victor) (Entered: 06/04/2019)
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