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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01915
Date Filed2019-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted two FOIA requests to the Export-Import Bank for records concerning communications between named officials at the agency and pertaining to specific keywords. Cause of Action Institute also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Cause of Action Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantEXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
811 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20571
DefendantEXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
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2019-06-261COMPLAINT against EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6215576) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. 1, # 2 Exhibit Ex. 2, # 3 Exhibit Ex. 3, # 4 Exhibit Ex. 4, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Thompson, Jessica) (Entered: 06/26/2019)
2019-06-262LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Thompson, Jessica) (Entered: 06/26/2019)
2019-06-263NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 06/26/2019)
2019-06-264NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan Patrick Mulvey on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 06/26/2019)
2019-06-28Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zeg) (Entered: 06/28/2019)
2019-06-285SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 06/28/2019)
2019-06-286REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Civil Process Clerk, # 2 Summons U.S. Att'y Gen.)(Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 06/28/2019)
2019-07-027SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (znmw) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-028SUMMONS (1) Reissued Electronically as to EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES. (znmw) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-029RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES served on 7/2/2019 (Thompson, Jessica) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-0210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/2/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/1/2019. (Thompson, Jessica) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-0211RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/02/2019. (Thompson, Jessica) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-1912NOTICE of Appearance by April Denise Seabrook on behalf of EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
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