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Case TitleORTIZ HERNANDEZ v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02871
Date Filed2019-09-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffABIMAEL ORTIZ HERNANDEZ
Case DescriptionAbimael Ortiz Hernandez, a Mexican citizen, submitted a FOIA request through his attorney to the Department of State for records about himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency located 94 responsive pages but released only eight pages in full and three pages in part. The agency withheld the other records under Exemption 3 (other statutes). Ortiz Hernandez filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Ortiz Hernandez filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantMICHAEL R. POMPEO in his official capacity as United States Secretary of State
DefendantMICHAEL R. POMPEO
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20520 in his official capacity as United States Secretary of State
DefendantWILLIAM P. BARR in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States
DefendantCARRIE CABELKA in her official capacity as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Administration, United States Department of State
DefendantLORI HARTMANN in her official capacity as Appeals Officer of the Office of Information Programs and Services
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2019-09-241COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6396365) filed by ABIMAEL ORTIZ HERNANDEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Pederson, Jan) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-302ERRATA by ABIMAEL ORTIZ HERNANDEZ 1 Complaint filed by ABIMAEL ORTIZ HERNANDEZ. (Pederson, Jan) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-09-30Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zeg) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-09-303SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to WILLIAM P. BARR, CARRIE CABELKA, LORI HARTMANN, MICHAEL R. POMPEO, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. Attorney (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
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