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Case TitleWALSTON v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2015cv02202
Date Filed2015-12-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffLINDA P. WALSTON
Case DescriptionLinda Walston discovered that her personal computer had been hacked and traced the IP address to the Department of Defense's Network Information Center. She submitted a complaint to DOD's Office of Inspector General and her complaint was referred to the Inspector General at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Walston submitted a FOIA request to DISA for all records related to her complaint. DISA responded to part of her request and Walston filed an appeal as to that decision. After hearing nothing further about the resolution of her appeal, Walston filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Opinion/Order [16]
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2015-12-181COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4354571) filed by LINDA P. WALSTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons to AG, # 3 Summons Summons to DOD, # 4 Summons Summons to USA, # 5 Summons Summons to DISA)(Koppel, Rosa) (Entered: 12/18/2015)
2015-12-18Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (md) (Entered: 12/18/2015)
2015-12-282SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 12/28/2015)
2016-02-053RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. LINDA UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 2/1/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of delivery to agency)(Koppel, Rosa) (Main Document 3 replaced on 2/8/2016) (jf). (Entered: 02/05/2016)
2016-02-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/2/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of delivery to AG)(Koppel, Rosa) (Main Document 4 replaced on 2/8/2016) (jf). (Entered: 02/05/2016)
2016-02-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/2/2016. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/3/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USA proof of delivery)(Koppel, Rosa) (Main Document 5 replaced on 2/8/2016) (jf). (Entered: 02/05/2016)
2016-03-026NOTICE of Appearance by Benton Gregory Peterson on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 03/02/2016)
2016-03-027Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 03/02/2016)
2016-03-04MINUTE ORDER granting 7 defendant's consent motion for extension of time. Defendant shall file an answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint by no later than April 4, 2016. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on March 4, 2016. (lcegs3) (Entered: 03/04/2016)
2016-03-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 4/4/2016. (mac) (Entered: 03/07/2016)
2016-04-048Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 04/04/2016)
2016-04-05MINUTE ORDER granting 8 defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time. The defendant shall file an answer, or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint, by no later than April 13, 2016. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on April 5, 2016. (lcegs3) (Entered: 04/05/2016)
2016-04-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant Answer due by 4/13/2016. (mac) (Entered: 04/06/2016)
2016-04-139ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 04/13/2016)
2016-04-1410STANDING ORDER. The parties are directed to read this Order in its entirety upon receipt. The parties shall file a proposed schedule for future proceedings by no later than May 2, 2016. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on April 14, 2016. (lcegs3) (Entered: 04/14/2016)
2016-04-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Schedule For Future Proceedings due by 5/2/2016 (mac) (Entered: 04/14/2016)
2016-05-0211PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE (Joint) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 05/02/2016)
2016-05-04MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' joint proposed scheduling order, the parties are directed to comply with the following briefing schedule: defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be filed no later than June 6, 2016. Plaintiff's opposition shall be filed no later than July 11, 2016. If plaintiff chooses to file a cross-motion, it shall be combined with the opposition and filed on the same date. Defendant's reply and, if applicable, combined opposition shall be filed no later than August 11, 2016. Plaintiff's reply, if applicable, shall be filed no later than August 25, 2016. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on May 4, 2016. (lcegs3) (Entered: 05/04/2016)
2016-05-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment due by 6/6/2016. Plaintiff's Opposition or if Plaintiff Chooses To File A Cross-Motion due by 7/11/2016. Defendant's Reply and, If Applicable, Combined Opposition due by 8/11/2016. Plaintiff's Reply, If Applicable, due by 8/25/2016. (mac) (Entered: 05/04/2016)
2016-06-0612MOTION for Summary Judgment by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 06/06/2016)
2016-07-1113Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by LINDA P. WALSTON. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts Statement of Facts, # 2 Exhibit Attachment A to Statement of Facts, # 3 Exhibit Attachment B to Statement of Facts, # 4 Exhibit Attachment C to Statement of Facts, # 5 Exhibit Attachment D to Statement of Facts, # 6 Exhibit Attachment E to Statement of Facts, # 7 Exhibit Attachment F to Statement of Facts, # 8 Exhibit Attachment G to Statement of Facts, # 9 Exhibit Attachment H to Statement of Facts, # 10 Exhibit Attachment I to Statement of Facts, # 11 Exhibit Attachment J to Statement of Facts, # 12 Exhibit Attachment K to Statement of Facts, # 13 Exhibit Attachment L to Statement of Facts, # 14 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Koppel, Rosa) (Entered: 07/11/2016)
2016-08-1114REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts Response to Plaintiff's Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration Exhibit 1 - 2nd Decl. of Mark H. Herrington)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 08/11/2016)
2017-02-2815ORDER granting in part and denying in part without prejudice 12 DOD's motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 02/28/2017. (lcegs3) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-02-2816MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 02/28/2017. (lcegs3) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
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