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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02827
Date Filed2019-09-20
Date Closed2019-11-16
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the agency's hiring of Nellie Ohr as an employee or contractor. 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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2019-09-201COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6389650) 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: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-202LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-24Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zeg) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-243SUMMONS (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: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-304NOTICE of Appearance by Ramona Raula Cotca on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-10-075RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/30/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/30/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/30/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/30/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-296Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 10/29/2019)
2019-10-31MINUTE ORDER. Upon review of Defendant's 6 Unopposed Motion to Extend the Deadline for Defendant's Response to the Complaint, it is hereby ORDERED that the Motion is GRANTED and that Defendant shall file its responsive pleading on or before November 29, 2019. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on October 31, 2019. (lccjn3) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-31Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responsive pleading due by 11/29/2019. (zcdw) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-147STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 11/14/2019)
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