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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01753
Date Filed2019-06-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case Description1000Reporters submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning the agency's vetting of foreign and military security personnel under the Leahy Law. 1000Reporters also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency granted 1000Reporters' request for a fee waiver pertaining to its first request, but after the agency failed to respond, 1000Reporters filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. The agency asked 1000Reporters to narrow the scope of its second request, which it did. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either request, 1000Reporters filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2019-06-171COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6192705) filed by 100REPORTERS, Douglas Gillison. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Rule LCvR 26.1 Certificate, # 3 Summons, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Attachment 2 replaced on 6/17/2019) (zef, ). (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/17/2019) (zef, ). Modified text on 6/17/2019 (zef, ). (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-172LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by 100REPORTERS LLC, Douglas Gillison (zef, ) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-17Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zef, ) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-173SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 06/17/2019)
2019-06-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/24/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/24/2019. (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 06/24/2019)
2019-06-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/24/19., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 6/24/2019 (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 06/24/2019)
2019-07-106STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in this Court's Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/10/2019. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 07/10/2019)
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