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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03776
Date Filed2019-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Labor for records concerning certification by the agency's Wage and Hour Division related to U and T visa applications, which are used to protect victims of crime. DFF also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. 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

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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2019-12-191COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6661303) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 12/19/2019)
2019-12-192LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 12/19/2019)
2019-12-19Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 12/19/2019)
2019-12-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 12/19/2019)
2019-12-234RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/23/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/22/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/23/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 12/20/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 12/23/2019)
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