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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv02228
Date Filed2023-08-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ana C. Reyes
PlaintiffVIVEK 2024
Case DescriptionVivek 2024 submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the agency's plans to indict former President Donald Trump again. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency invoked a 10-day extension for processing the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Vivek 2024 filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2023-08-011COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-10247260) filed by VIVEK 2024. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons)(Gordon, Phillip) (Entered: 08/01/2023)
2023-08-012LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests (Gordon, Phillip) Modified on 8/2/2023 to correct docket text (zsl). (Entered: 08/01/2023)
2023-08-02Case Assigned to Judge Ana C. Reyes. (zsl) (Entered: 08/02/2023)
2023-08-023SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsl) (Entered: 08/02/2023)
2023-09-074NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah Suwanda on behalf of All Defendants (Suwanda, Sarah) (Entered: 09/07/2023)
2023-09-075ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Suwanda, Sarah) (Entered: 09/07/2023)
2023-09-08MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff filed this Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") action on August 1, 2023. Dkt 1. Defendant filed its Answer on September 7, 2023. Dkt. 5. Cases filed under FOIA are exempt from the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and Local Civil Rule 16.3. See LCvR 16.3(b)(10). Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and file a joint status report on or before September 21, 2023. The joint status report should address, among other things, (1) the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request; (2) the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request; (3) the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff; (4) whether a motion for a stay is likely under Open America v. Watergate Special Prosecution Force , 547 F.2d 605 (D.C. Cir. 1976); and (5) whether the parties anticipate summary judgment briefing and, if so, a proposed briefing schedule. Counsel shall not contact Chambers directly concerning scheduling or other matters, as Chambers personnel will not handle questions relating to the status or scheduling of pending matters, except in case of an emergency. In an emergency, Chambers can be reached at (202) 354-3350. Signed by Judge Ana C. Reyes on 9/8/2023.(lcar3) (Entered: 09/08/2023)
2023-09-10Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 9/21/2023. (zcdw) (Entered: 09/10/2023)
2023-09-216Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Suwanda, Sarah) (Entered: 09/21/2023)
2023-10-237Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Suwanda, Sarah) (Entered: 10/23/2023)
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