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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02690
Date Filed2021-10-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice concerning a meeting at DOJ that involved Michael Balsamo, William Levi, and Kerri Kupec. CREW also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2021-10-141COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8798581) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons DOJ, # 4 Summons US Attorney)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-142LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-14Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 10/14/2021)
2021-10-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Main Document 3 replaced on 10/18/2021) (adh, ). (Entered: 10/15/2021)
2021-10-264RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/26/2021. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/25/2021.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/26/2021, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/26/21. (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 10/26/2021)
2021-11-195NOTICE of Appearance by Amber Richer on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Richer, Amber) (Entered: 11/19/2021)
2021-11-196ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Richer, Amber) (Entered: 11/19/2021)
2021-11-227ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff, on or before December 20, 2021. See Order for details. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 11/22/2021. (lcabj2) (Entered: 11/22/2021)
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