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Case TitleJames V. Lacy et al v. United States Department of State
DistrictCentral District of California
CitySouthern Division - Santa Ana
Case Number8:2022cv01065
Date Filed2022-05-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge David O. Carter
PlaintiffJames V. Lacy
PlaintiffUnited States Justice Foundation
Case DescriptionJames Lacey and the United States Justice Foundation submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning communications pertaining to Hunter Biden. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency assigned all three requests to the complex track. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Lacey and the United States Justice Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUnited States Department of State
DefendantDoes 1 through 10, inclusive
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2022-05-261COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-33370341 - Fee: $402, filed by plaintiff James V. Lacy, United States Justice Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits) (Attorney Chad D Morgan added to party James V. Lacy(pty:pla), Attorney Chad D Morgan added to party United States Justice Foundation(pty:pla))(Morgan, Chad) (Entered: 05/26/2022)
2022-05-262Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by plaintiff James V. Lacy, United States Justice Foundation. (Morgan, Chad) (Entered: 05/26/2022)
2022-05-263CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs James V. Lacy, United States Justice Foundation. (Morgan, Chad) (Entered: 05/26/2022)
2022-05-264CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Plaintiffs James V. Lacy, United States Justice Foundation (Morgan, Chad) (Entered: 05/26/2022)
2022-05-265CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by plaintiff All Plaintiffs, (Morgan, Chad) (Entered: 05/26/2022)
2022-05-276NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge David O. Carter and Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott. (car) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-05-277NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (car) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-05-278Notice to Counsel Re Consent to Proceed Before a United States Magistrate Judge. (car) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-05-27930 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant United States Department of State. (car) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-06-0210INITIAL STANDING ORDER FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENT OF CIVIL CASE TO JUDGE CARTER. (kdu) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
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