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Case TitleAMBERGER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03664
Date Filed2020-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffJOHANN MAXIMILIAN AMBERGER
Case DescriptionJohann Maximillian Amberger submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning a multi-colored map of Syria circulated by Ambassador James Jeffrey between December 2018 and January 2019. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. In response to Amberger's request for an estimated time of completion, the agency told him that it would process the request as soon as possible. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Amberger filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-12-141COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-7956010) filed by JOHANN MAXIMILIAN AMBERGER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-142NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of JOHANN MAXIMILIAN AMBERGER (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-143NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of JOHANN MAXIMILIAN AMBERGER (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-15Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmd) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-154SUMMONS (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: 12/15/2020)
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