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Case TitleCITIZENS UNITED v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02340
Date Filed2021-09-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffCITIZENS UNITED
Case DescriptionCitizens United submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning communications from employees at the Wuhan consulate or the U.S. Embassy in Beijing containing keywords pertaining to Wuhan. Citizens United also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Citizens United filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2021-09-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8710858) filed by CITIZENS UNITED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Summons to Attorney General, # 5 Summons to U.S. Attorney, # 6 Summons to Dep't of State)(Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-032LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS UNITED (Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-03Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-134ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 09/13/2021. (DM) (Entered: 09/13/2021)
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