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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02743
Date Filed2019-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the email that initiated the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, 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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2019-09-131COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6377011) 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: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-16Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zeg) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-163SUMMONS (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: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-234RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/23/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/23/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/23/2019)
2019-09-235RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/23/19., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/23/2019. (See Docket Entry 4 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-306NOTICE of Appearance by Chris Fedeli on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-10-237MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Truong, John) (Entered: 10/23/2019)
2019-10-24MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of Defendant's 7 Motion for Extension of Time, it is hereby ORDERED that the Motion is GRANTED and that Defendant shall respond to the Complaint on or before November 22, 2019. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on October 24, 2019. (lccjn1) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant Response To The Complaint due by 11/22/2019, (mac) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-11-218ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Truong, John) (Entered: 11/21/2019)
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