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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv02151
Date Filed2022-07-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning emails regarding the termination of the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau and/or the Bureau of Medical Services' Directorate of Operations. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing 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

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2022-07-211COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9387938) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Department of State, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/21/2022)
2022-07-212LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/21/2022)
2022-07-22Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (znmg) (Entered: 07/22/2022)
2022-07-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 07/22/2022)
2022-07-224NOTICE of Appearance by Ramona Raula Cotca on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 07/22/2022)
2022-08-085RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/25/2022. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/24/2022. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 08/08/2022)
2022-08-09NOTICE OF ERROR re 5 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney; emailed to rcotca@judicialwatch.org, cc'd 2 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please note the following deficiency and file/ref (Entered: 08/09/2022)
2022-08-106RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/25/2022. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/24/2022.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/01/2022., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 8/1/2022 (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 08/10/2022)
2022-08-247NOTICE of Appearance by Douglas C. Dreier on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Dreier, Douglas) (Entered: 08/24/2022)
2022-08-248ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Dreier, Douglas) (Entered: 08/24/2022)
2022-08-249Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Dreier, Douglas) (Entered: 08/24/2022)
2022-08-24MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 9 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further status report by November 18, 2022. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/24/2022. (lccrc1) (Entered: 08/24/2022)
2022-11-1710Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Dreier, Douglas) (Entered: 11/17/2022)
2022-11-21MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 10 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further status report by February 16, 2023. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/21/2022. (lccrc1) (Entered: 11/21/2022)
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