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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02474
Date Filed2020-09-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Case DescriptionMuckRock submitted six FOIA requests to the CIA for records concerning regulatory issuances. The agency acknowledged receipts of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of its six requests, MuckRock filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-09-041COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7550241) filed by MUCKROCK, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/04/2020)
2020-09-042NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by MUCKROCK, LLC. Case related to Case No. 14-997. (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/04/2020)
2020-09-043LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by MUCKROCK, LLC (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/04/2020)
2020-09-04Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 09/04/2020)
2020-09-084SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-165Case randomly reassigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is no longer assigned to the case as deemed not related. (ztnr) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-246RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/17/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/17/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/17/20., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 9/17/2020 (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
2020-09-247NOTICE of Erroneous Reassignment by MUCKROCK, LLC re 5 Case Assigned/Reassigned, 2 Notice of Related Case (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
2020-09-288Case directly reassigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson by consent. Judge James E. Boasberg is no longer assigned to the case. (rj) (Entered: 09/28/2020)
2020-09-289GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO FOIA CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Court's instructions for processing and production of records, batching motions, and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 9/28/2020. (jag) (Entered: 09/28/2020)
2020-10-1910NOTICE of Appearance by Marcia Kay Sowles on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Sowles, Marcia) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-10-1911ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.(Sowles, Marcia) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-11-05MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall review this Court's 9 General Order and Guidelines Applicable to FOIA Cases, and promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for disclosure or briefing motions for summary judgment, on or before 11/19/2020. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/4/2020. (jag) (Entered: 11/05/2020)
2020-11-1912Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit AR 1-3, # 2 Exhibit C05584446, # 3 Exhibit C05584449)(Sowles, Marcia) (Entered: 11/19/2020)
2020-11-20MINUTE ORDER. In light of the representations in the parties' 12 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that, on or before 2/5/2021, the parties shall file a further joint status report, which shall include a proposed schedule for further proceedings if litigation is going to be necessary. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/20/2020. (jag) (Entered: 11/20/2020)
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