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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02692
Date Filed2019-09-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the FBI for records concerning a 2016 analytical exchange between German officials and agency officials. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2019-09-091COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6365725) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Justice)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
2019-09-092LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
2019-09-10Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zeg) (Entered: 09/10/2019)
2019-09-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/10/2019)
2019-09-164RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/16/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/16/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-165RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/16/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/16/2019. (See Docket Entry 4 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 09/17/2019)
2019-09-306NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Bekesha on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-10-167ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-17MINUTE ORDER requiring the parties to MEET AND CONFER and file a joint status report proposing a schedule for further proceedings. The status report should address the status of the plaintiff's FOIA request, including the anticipated number of documents responsive to the request and the anticipated date(s) for release of the requested documents. The parties shall file the joint status report on or before November 7, 2019. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on October 17, 2019. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
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