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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00068
Date Filed2024-01-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Loren L. AliKhan
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning a 2017 meeting between CIA analysts Eric Ciaramella and Sean Misko to try to get rid of then President Trump. 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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2024-01-081COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10604335) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Department of Defense, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 01/08/2024)
2024-01-082LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 01/08/2024)
2024-01-09Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (znmw) (Entered: 01/09/2024)
2024-01-093SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmw) (Entered: 01/09/2024)
2024-01-10Case Reassigned to Judge Loren L. AliKhan. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case. (zsl) (Entered: 01/10/2024)
2024-01-294RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/11/2024. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/10/2024.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/18/2024., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 1/22/2024 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 01/29/2024)
2024-02-085NOTICE of Appearance by Christina O'Tousa on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-086MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-08MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's motion 6 for an extension of time to respond to Plaintiff's complaint, which Plaintiff consents to in part and opposes in part, it is ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED and Defendant shall file its response on or before March 6, 2024. Signed by Judge Loren L. AliKhan on 02/08/2024. (lclla3) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-03-067ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.(O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 03/06/2024)
2024-03-068ORDER directing the parties to meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report. See order for details. Signed by Judge Loren L. AliKhan on 03/06/2024. (lclla3) (Entered: 03/06/2024)
2024-03-07Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 3/27/2024. (zcdw) (Entered: 03/07/2024)
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