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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00132
Date Filed2020-01-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionJournalist John Solomon submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning contacts by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich and Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. Solomon also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Solomon filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-01-171COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6742857) filed by JOHN SOLOMON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Gustafson, Adam) (Entered: 01/17/2020)
2020-01-172MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kimberly S. Hermann, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6742912. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JOHN SOLOMON (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Gustafson, Adam) (Entered: 01/17/2020)
2020-01-213CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JOHN SOLOMON re 2 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kimberly S. Hermann, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6742912. Fee Status: Fee Paid. . (Gustafson, Adam) (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-01-21Case assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zmc) (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-01-214SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-01-21MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's motion for admission pro hac vice, Dkt. 2, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Kimberley S. Hermann is hereby granted leave to appear pro hac vice in this case. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions . Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/21/20. (lcrdm1) Modified on 1/21/2020 to correct grammar typo (kt). (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-01-215STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/21/20. (lcrdm1) (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-01-226ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .NOTICE of Appearance by Adam R.F. Gustafson on behalf of JOHN SOLOMON (Gustafson, Adam) Modified on 1/22/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 01/22/2020)
2020-01-22NOTICE OF ERROR re 6 Notice of Appearance; emailed to, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please refile document, 2. Counsel can not file an appearance on behalf of other counsel. (ztd, ) (Entered: 01/22/2020)
2020-01-237NOTICE of Appearance by Kimberly S. Hermann on behalf of JOHN SOLOMON (Hermann, Kimberly) (Entered: 01/23/2020)
2020-02-138RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/27/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/26/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service to Department of State, # 2 Exhibit Proof of Service to U.S. Attorney General, # 3 Exhibit Proof of Service to U.S. Attorney for D.C.)(Hermann, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/13/2020)
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