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Case TitleHuman Rights Defense Center v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2020cv00674
Date Filed2020-05-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Robert S. Lasnik
PlaintiffHuman Rights Defense Center a Washington nonprofit corporation
Case DescriptionThe Human Rights Defense Center submitted a FOIA request to the Drug Enforcement Administration for records concerning all litigation against the agency where the case was resolved by paying $1,000 or more. The time frame was January 2010 to the present. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told HRDC that the request was too vague to allow a search. HRDC filed an administrative appeal of that decision. The agency denied the appeal. HRDC then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantDrug Enforcement Administration
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2020-05-051COMPLAINT against defendant(s) Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice (Receipt # AWAWDC-6315151) Attorney Eric M Stahl added to party Human Rights Defense Center(pty:pla), filed by Human Rights Defense Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 05/05/2020)
2020-05-06Judge Robert S. Lasnik added. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-062NOTICE TO FILER: re 1 Complaint. Notice of Filing Deficiency ** Action Required ** See attached letter for more information and instructions. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-06NOTICE Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1, Plaintiff must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement by 5/13/2020. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-063Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-064NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Caesar David Kalinowski on behalf of Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center. (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-065CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Human Rights Defense Center (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-186AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to United States - DEA, DOJ, AG, USAO on 5/6/2020, filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center. (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
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