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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00402
Date Filed2024-02-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning SF-50s and SF-52s for Frederick Douglas Moorefield, deputy chief information officer for command, control, and communications. 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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2024-02-091COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10680956) 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)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 02/09/2024)
2024-02-092LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 02/09/2024)
2024-02-12Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zcb) (Entered: 02/12/2024)
2024-02-123SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zcb) (Entered: 02/12/2024)
2024-02-124STANDARD ORDER for Civil Cases. See text for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on February 12, 2024. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 02/12/2024)
2024-03-045NOTICE of Appearance by Kaitlin Kerry Eckrote on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Eckrote, Kaitlin) (Entered: 03/04/2024)
2024-03-046RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/14/2024. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/15/2024.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/22/2024., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 2/20/2024 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 03/04/2024)
2024-03-057Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Eckrote, Kaitlin) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
2024-03-05MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the defendant's 7 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time, the motion is GRANTED. The defendant shall respond to the plaintiff's complaint on or before April 15, 2024. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on March 5, 2024. (lcdlf1) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
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