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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02822
Date Filed2019-09-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for 148 pages the agency had withheld from a prior request based on its claim that they were non-responsive. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, DFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
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2019-09-201COMPLAINT against CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6389059) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit)(George, Aman) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-202LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (George, Aman) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-203NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. Case related to Case No. 1:18-cv-00479. (George, Aman) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-23Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zeg) (Entered: 09/23/2019)
2019-09-244SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-265RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES served on 9/25/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/26/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/26/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/26/19. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(George, Aman) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-10-156NOTICE of Appearance by Damon William Taaffe on behalf of CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 10/15/2019)
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