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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00130
Date Filed2017-01-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
Case DescriptionThe Allied Pilots Association submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Aviation Administration for records of communications between Robert Neumeier, Assistant Principal Operations Inspector at the agency, and three American Airlines officials. The agency disclosed some records, with redactions made under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), and charged the Association $142.85. The Association believed there should be more records, but the agency told the Association it had disclosed all the records located. The Association filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Association filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-01-191COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4812221) filed by ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Costle, Caroline) (Entered: 01/19/2017)
2017-01-19Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (sth) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-232SUMMONS Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney's Office (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-243REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint filed by ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Summons to U.S. Attorney General, # 2 Summons to Fed. Aviation Admin.)(Costle, Caroline) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-244ERRATA by ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION re 1 Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Errata Corrected Complaint with Parties' Addresses)(Costle, Caroline) Modified on 1/24/2017 to correct event (zrdj). (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-245SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(zrdj) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-02-066RETURN 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. (Costle, Caroline) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
2017-02-067RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/30/2017. (Costle, Caroline) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
2017-02-068RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION served on 1/30/2017 (Costle, Caroline) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
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