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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02927
Date Filed2020-10-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Postal Service for records concerning ethics agreements and guidance pertaining to Postmaster Paul DeJoy. CREW also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told CREW it had found 11 responsive pages but was withholding them all under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). CREW filed an administrative appeal of the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. POSTAL SERVICE
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2020-10-131COMPLAINT against U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7705546) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons USPS)(Sus, Nikhel) (Attachment 1 replaced on 10/22/2020) (znmw). (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-13Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (adh, ) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-264RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/22/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/21/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE served on 10/22/2020, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/22/20. (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 10/26/2020)
2020-11-305Consent MOTION for Leave to File Answer by U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Answer, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 11/30/2020)
2020-11-306ORDER granting 5 defendant's consent motion for leave to late-file its answer. See text of Order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 11/30/2020. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 11/30/2020)
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