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Case TitleEDDINGTON v. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00128
Date Filed2017-01-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Gladys Kessler
PlaintiffPATRICK EDDINGTON
Case DescriptionPatrick Eddington, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Defense for records concerning the ThinThread Project, a data collection operation conducted by the National Security Agency in the 1990s, and the Trailblazer Project, a similar operation run by a NSA contractor. He also requested expedited processing. The agency denied his request for expedited processing, but after Eddington appealed the denial, the agency granted his request for expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Eddington filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2017-01-191COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Fee Status:Filing Fee Waived) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet, # 12 Summons)(Gray, Karen) (Entered: 01/19/2017)
2017-01-19Case Assigned to Judge Gladys Kessler. (md) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-24SUMMONS Not Issued as to OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney General (INCORRECT SUMMONS SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED) (md) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-252REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to Defendant Office of Inspector General Department of Defense (Corrected) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON.(Gray, Karen) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-263SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (znmw) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/26/2017: # 1 Notice and Consent) (znmw). (Entered: 01/26/2017)
2017-02-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/30/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/1/2017. (Gray, Karen) (Entered: 02/09/2017)
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