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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02999
Date Filed2020-10-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
Case DescriptionEl Hassane Tadli Souabni submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged request of the request. The agency disclosed 931 pages in their entirety and 39 pages in part. The agency withheld 432 pages entirely under Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records. Tadli filed an administrative appeal challenging the agency's withholdings. The agency disclosed 333 additional pages in full but continued to withhold 94 pages. Tadli then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-10-191COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7730104) filed by EL HASSANE TADLI SOUABNI. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Mr. Souabni's FOIA Request Dated Oct. 16, 2019, # 2 Exhibit B, USCIS's Response to FOIA Request, # 3 Exhibit C, Mr. Souabni's Administrative Appeal dated Feb. 26, 2020, # 4 Exhibit D, USCIS's Response to Administrative Appeal, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, # 7 Summons for U.S. Attorney General, # 8 Summons for the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Ragland, Thomas) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-10-20Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zsb) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
2020-10-202SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
2020-10-223STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 10/22/20. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 10/22/2020)
2020-11-164RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/16/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/16/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/23/2020., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES served on 10/22/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service for Michael Sherwin, # 2 Exhibit Proof of Service for Attorney General, # 3 Exhibit Proof of Service for USCIS)(Ragland, Thomas) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
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