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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2015cv00237
Date Filed2015-02-18
Date Closed2015-07-08
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning the destruction of damaged hard drives by IRS employees since 2010. The agency responded that it could find no responsive records because it was unable to search its records based on the subject topic. Judicial Watch appealed and the IRS upheld its decision. Judicial Watch then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2015-02-181COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3996199) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons IRS, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Atty General)(Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 02/18/2015)
2015-02-182LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 02/18/2015)
2015-02-183NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. Case related to Case No. 13-1559. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 02/18/2015)
2015-02-194NOTICE OF CIVIL COVER SHEET by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 02/19/2015)
2015-02-19Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (md, ) (Entered: 02/20/2015)
2015-02-205SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2nd, # 2 Summons 3rd, # 3 Notice of Consent, # 4 Consent Form) (md, ) (Entered: 02/20/2015)
2015-03-026RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/2/2015. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/1/2015.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 03/02/2015., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE served on 3/2/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 03/02/2015)
2015-04-017ANSWER to Complaint by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.(Klimas, Geoffrey) (Entered: 04/01/2015)
2015-04-018ORDER FOR MEET AND CONFER REPORT.Attorney Meet and Confer Conference by 4/23/2015. Meet & Confer Statement due by 5/7/2015. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 04/01/15. (mac) (Entered: 04/01/2015)
2015-04-039NOTICE of Appearance by Stephanie Ann Sasarak on behalf of INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Sasarak, Stephanie) (Entered: 04/03/2015)
2015-05-0110MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Sasarak, Stephanie) (Entered: 05/01/2015)
2015-05-27MINUTE ORDER. In view of 10 the parties' joint proposed schedule, the parties are directed to comply with the following briefing schedule: The IRS shall file its motion for summary judgment, and serve any appropriate Vaughn index, by no later than June 15, 2015. The plaintiff shall file its opposition to the defendant's motion, combined with any cross motion for summary judgment, by no later than July 15, 2015. The defendant shall file a reply in further support of its motion, combined with its opposition to the plaintiff's cross motion, by no later than August 17, 2015. The plaintiff shall file a reply in further support of its motion by no later than August 31, 2015. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on May 27, 2015. (lcegs2) (Entered: 05/27/2015)
2015-06-1511MOTION for Summary Judgment by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Declaration, # 4 Declaration)(Sasarak, Stephanie) (Entered: 06/15/2015)
2015-07-0712STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 07/07/2015)
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