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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01247
Date Filed2017-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Education. The first FOIA request was for appointment calendars for Secretary Betty DeVos. The second FOIA request was for records of contacts between Taylor Hansen and Robert Eitel, two advocates for for-profit schools, and DeVos or others at the agency. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted American Oversight's request for a fee waiver for the records concerning Hansen and Eitel. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2017-06-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5006634) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-262LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-26Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-263SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-07-114NOTICE of Appearance by Wyneva Johnson on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
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