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Case TitleTHE JAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02461
Date Filed2019-08-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffKADHIM SHUBBER
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and Financial Times reporter Kadhim Shubber submitted a FOIA request to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at the Department of the Treasury for records. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency withheld records under Exemption 5 (privilege) and Exemption 8 (bank examination reports). JMP and Shubber filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, JMP and Shubber filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2019-08-141COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6321199) filed by THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT, KADHIM SHUBBER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons Treasury, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/14/2019)
2019-08-142LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (zeg) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-15Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zeg) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 8/19/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Summons Treasury)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/19/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USAG receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/19/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/18/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USADC receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-09-187NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Evan Kahn on behalf of All Defendants (Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 09/18/2019)
2019-09-188ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY.(Kahn, Matthew) (Entered: 09/18/2019)
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