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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01078
Date Filed2017-06-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
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2017-06-061COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4979029) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-062LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-07Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sb) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-073SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-164NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-195RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/12/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/12/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/12/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS served on 6/14/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-07-066ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS.(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-06MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are 1 a complaint and 6 an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by July 21, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/6/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 7/21/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
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