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Case TitleKEARNS v. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00434
Date Filed2017-03-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffKEVIN KEARNS
Case DescriptionKevin Kearns, an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, submitted a FOIA request to the FAA for records concerning complaints filed against him by other employees. The agency responded by disclosing some records, but redacted personally-identifying information under Exemption 6(invasion of privacy). Kearns filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Kearns submitted a second FOIA request for two internal investigation files. The agency indicated that there were 1,537 responsive pages. The agency withheld 797 pages entirely and 333 pages in part under Exemption 6. Kearns filed an administrative appeal of the decision, but the agency had not responded by the time he filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
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2017-03-101COMPLAINT for INJUNCTIVE and DECLARATORY RELIEF against FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4872448) filed by KEVIN KEARNS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1 - 10, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(English, Alexander) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-10Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (jd) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-102SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
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