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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00163
Date Filed2024-01-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning communications of Nikki Haley when she was UN Ambassador. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2024-01-191COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10629283) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons as to USAO, # 3 Summons as to AG, # 4 Summons as to State)(Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-192LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-19Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zrtw) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-01-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrtw) (Entered: 01/19/2024)
2024-02-024RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/24/2024. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/23/2024.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/30/24., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 1/29/2024 (Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 02/02/2024)
2024-02-085NOTICE of Appearance by M. Jared Littman on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Littman, M.) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-236ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Littman, M.) (Entered: 02/23/2024)
2024-02-237ORDER. Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before March 8, 2024. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 2/23/24. (lcapm2) (Entered: 02/23/2024)
2024-02-23Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/8/2024. (smc) (Entered: 02/23/2024)
2024-03-068Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Littman, M.) (Entered: 03/06/2024)
2024-03-07MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall file an additional Joint Status Report by June 6, 2024, which updates the court on the processing and production of responsive records. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 3/7/24. (lcapm2) (Entered: 03/07/2024)
2024-03-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/6/2024. (zed) (Entered: 03/08/2024)
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