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Case TitleAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02643
Date Filed2019-09-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
Case DescriptionAmerican Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning former FBI director James Comey and communications with Anthony Ferrante, Jordan Rae Kelly, and/or Tashina Gauhar. ACLJ also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied ACLJ's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, ACLJ filed suit, alleging the agency had a policy of failing to respond to FOIA requests on time.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS
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2019-09-041COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6356017) filed by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A to Complaint, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons to FBI, # 4 Summons to DOJ AG, # 5 Summons to DOJ US Attorney DC)(Sisney, Benjamin) (Attachment 2 replaced on 9/6/2019) (zeg). (Entered: 09/04/2019)
2019-09-042LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/04/2019)
2019-09-043NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Paul Sisney on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/04/2019)
2019-09-06Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zeg) (Entered: 09/06/2019)
2019-09-064SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/06/2019)
2019-09-125RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS served on 9/11/2019 (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/12/2019)
2019-09-126RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/11/2019. (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/12/2019)
2019-09-127RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/11/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/11/2019. (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 09/12/2019)
2019-10-108NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Hendry Baer on behalf of FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS (Baer, Michael) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-109Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Baer, Michael) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-10MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall have up to and including November 20, 2019 to file a response to Plaintiff's complaint. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/10/2019. (lcrc1) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-1110NOTICE of Appearance by Abigail A. Southerland on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Southerland, Abigail) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-11-2011Partial MOTION to Dismiss by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Baer, Michael) (Entered: 11/20/2019)
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