Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleCITIZENS UNITED v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03151
Date Filed2019-10-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCITIZENS UNITED
Case DescriptionCitizens United submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning communications sent or received by former DOC official Eric Hirschhorn and several other staff members pertaining to Rosemont Capital and other keywords. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency Citizens United filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2019-10-211COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6466429) filed by CITIZENS UNITED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Summons to the Attorney General, # 4 Summons to the Commerce Dept, # 5 Summons to the US Attorney)(Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-212LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS UNITED (Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-22Case assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zmc) (Entered: 10/22/2019)
2019-10-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 10/22/2019)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff
Skip to toolbar