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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02357
Date Filed2017-11-08
Date Closed2018-01-19
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records of communications sent to or from the Office of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General pertaining to an immigration parole for Russian national Natalia Veselnitskaya. 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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2017-11-081COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5197458) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Attorney, # 3 Summons US Attorney General, # 4 Summons US Department of Justice)(Rothstein, David) (Entered: 11/08/2017)
2017-11-082LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 11/08/2017)
2017-11-08Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-144STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/14/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-12-045RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/20/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/20/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(Rothstein, David) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
2017-12-206NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2017-12-207ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2017-12-21MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for a status conference on January 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21. The parties are further ORDERED to meet and confer prior to the status conference to discuss scheduling for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/21/17. (lcrdm3, ) Modified on 12/21/2017 to correct the status conference date (kt). (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-21Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 1/19/2018, at 10:30 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2018-01-19Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 1/19/2018. Plaintiff informed the Court that counsel will file a joint stipulation of dismissal to dismiss the case with prejudice. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-198STIPULATION of Dismissal With Prejudice by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
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