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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2014cv01509
Date Filed2014-09-04
Date Closed2015-01-27
JudgeJudge Richard J. Leon
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for all records pertaining to the Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office Juvenile Coordination Meeting held in Washington from February 25 to February 27, 2014. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index, Adequacy - Search

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2014-09-041COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3828087) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 3 Summons Department of Homeland Security, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-042LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-04Case Assigned to Judge Richard J. Leon. (sth, ) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-043SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth, ) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-044STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 9/4/2014. (lcrjl3) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-045NOTICE of Appearance by David Francis Rothstein on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 09/04/2014)
2014-09-156RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/10/2014. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/10/2014.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/10/2014., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 9/9/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of C. Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/15/2014)
2014-09-307NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 09/30/2014)
2014-10-098ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 10/09/2014)
2014-11-219STATUS REPORT (Regarding Future Proceedings) by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
2014-11-2110NOTICE of Proposed Order (Scheduling Order for Further Proceedings) by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. re 9 Status Report (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
2014-11-24MINUTE SCHEDULING ORDER. It is hereby ORDERED that defendant will complete its review of records responsive to plaintiff's FOIA request and release to plaintiff all non-exempt responsive information by December 22, 2014; plaintiff will review the released information and the FOIA exemptions claimed and inform defendant of any challenges it has to particular withholdings, in whole or in part, by January 23, 2015; and the parties will then confer and file a propsoed schedule for the production of a Vaughn index as well as a schedule for the briefing of dispositive motions by February 6, 2015. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/24/2014. (lcrjl3) (Entered: 11/24/2014)
2014-11-26Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Pretrial Order due by 2/6/2015. (tb, ) (Entered: 11/26/2014)
2015-01-2611STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 01/26/2015)
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