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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2014cv01938
Date Filed2014-11-18
Date Closed2015-05-14
JudgeJudge Richard J. Leon
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning any payment made by the U.S. or a third party to another state as part of the agreement for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE The Executive Office, Office of the Legal Adviser
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2014-11-181COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3909294) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Department of State, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 11/18/2014)
2014-11-182LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 11/18/2014)
2014-11-18Case Assigned to Judge Richard J. Leon. (md, ) (Entered: 11/19/2014)
2014-11-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2nd, # 2 Summons 3rd, # 3 Notice of Consent, # 4 Consent Form) (md, ) (Entered: 11/19/2014)
2014-11-264STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/26/2014. (lcrjl3) (Entered: 11/26/2014)
2014-12-015RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/1/2014. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/31/2014.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/1/2014., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 12/1/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 12/01/2014)
2014-12-196NOTICE of Appearance by Robin Frances Thurston on behalf of All Defendants (Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 12/19/2014)
2014-12-317ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 12/31/2014)
2015-02-138STATUS REPORT JOINT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 02/13/2015)
2015-05-149STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 05/14/2015)
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