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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01494
Date Filed2017-07-26
Date Closed2017-12-19
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning discussion of any ethical issues pertaining to the involvement of acting FBI director Andrew McCabe and his wife Jill in political campaigns. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-07-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5048018) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Attorney, # 3 Summons US Attorney General, # 4 Summons Department of Justice)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-262LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-26Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (jd) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-08-074RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/7/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/6/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/7/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/7/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 08/07/2017)
2017-09-065ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Straus Harris, Julie) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
2017-09-076ORDER directing parties to confer and to submit a proposed briefing schedule for the filing of dispositive motions by not later than October 6, 2017. See text of order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 09/07/2017. (lcjdb2) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 10/6/2017. (tb) (Entered: 09/10/2017)
2017-10-047Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Straus Harris, Julie) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-10-04MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 7 the parties' joint status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the October 6, 2017 deadline for submitting a proposed briefing schedule under 6 the Court's prior order is VACATED; it is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report by not later than November 30, 2017, either indicating that they have resolved all disputes or providing a proposed briefing schedule for dispositive motions. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 10/04/2017. (lcjdb2) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-10-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/30/2017. (tb) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
2017-11-308Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
2017-12-04Case directly reassigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. Judge John D. Bates is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
2017-12-079STIPULATION of Dismissal by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Straus Harris, Julie) (Entered: 12/07/2017)
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