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Case TitleWHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01155
Date Filed2017-06-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffWHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT
Case DescriptionWhite Coat Waste Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning the care and use of dogs at laboratories at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The agency disclosed records with personally-identifying information, including that of vendors, redacted under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(F) (harm to any person). WCWP filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, White Coat Waste Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
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2017-06-141COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4989815) filed by White Coat Waste Project. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to US Department of Veterans Affairs, # 3 Summons to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 4 Summons to U.S. Attorney General)(Strugar, Matthew) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-142LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by White Coat Waste Project (Strugar, Matthew) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-14Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (md) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-163SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-294NOTICE of Appearance by Rhonda Lisa Campbell on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-07-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/26/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/26/2017. (Strugar, Matthew) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-186Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or otherwise respond to the Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-19MINUTE ORDER granting 6 consent motion for extension of time. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint by no later than August 28, 2017. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on July 19, 2017. (lcegs2) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer Or Otherwise Response due by 8/28/2017. (mac) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-197STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 7/19/2017.(Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (lcegs1) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
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