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Case TitleVISALDEN v. SPEER
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01077
Date Filed2017-06-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffLUIS VISALDEN
Case DescriptionLuis Visalden submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of the Army for records concerning a report of investigation. The agency withheld a military police report and a law enforcement report under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). Visalden filed an administrative appeal of that decision. After hearing nothing further from the agency concerning either the appeal or his two subsequent requests, Visalden filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantROBERT M. SPEER Acting Secretary of the Army
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2017-06-061COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TO OBTAIN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) INFORMATION against ROBERT M. SPEER in his official capacity as ACTING SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4979015) filed by LUIS VISALDEN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Defendant Acting Army Secretary Robert M. Speer, # 3 Summons for courtesy service to the US Attorney General, # 4 Summons for courtesy service to the US Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Klimaski, James) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-06Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-062STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/6/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-08SUMMONS Not Issued as to ROBERT M. SPEER, non-party U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (INCORRECT SUMMONS WERE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. FOIA SUMMONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED.) (md) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-083REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for service to Defendant Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer (pursuant to the Court's request for the special FOIA summonses) re 1 Complaint,, filed by LUIS VISALDEN. Related document: 1 Complaint,, filed by LUIS VISALDEN. (Attachments: # 1 Summons for courtesy service to the Attorney-General, # 2 Summons for courtesy service to the U.S. Attorney for D.C.)(Klimaski, James) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-094SUMMONS Issued Electronically as to ROBERT M. SPEER, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jf) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-235RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/16/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/16/2017. (Klimaski, James) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-06-236RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/16/2017. (Klimaski, James) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-06-267NOTICE of Appearance by Shanna Laura Cronin on behalf of All Defendants (Cronin, Shanna) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-07-138MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,, , MOTION for Extension of Time to File , MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by ROBERT M. SPEER (Cronin, Shanna) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-14MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint 8 , the motion is hereby GRANTED. It is ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint on or before August 11, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/14/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint on or before 8/11/2017. (kt) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-179RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ROBERT M. SPEER served on 6/28/2017 (Klimaski, James) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
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