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Case TitleCALLIMACHI v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01238
Date Filed2020-05-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffRUKMINI CALLIMACHI
Case DescriptionRukmini Callimachi, an investigative journalist, submitted six FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning her deceased stepfather, Mihail Horia Botez and his connection to the Romanian communist government. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency told Callimachi that several requests were too broad to be searched and needed clarification. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of her request, Callimachi filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-05-121COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7116162) filed by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-O, # 4 Exhibit P-T, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/12/2020)
2020-05-122NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of RUKMINI CALLIMACHI (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/12/2020)
2020-05-13Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
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