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Case TitleLAF et al v. Department of Veterans Affairs
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2017cv05035
Date Filed2017-07-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Ruben Castillo
PlaintiffRebecca Moss
Case DescriptionRebecca Moss, a veteran, and LAF, an advocacy organization providing legal services for people living in poverty, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning Moss's claims file. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Moss and LAF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20420
Complaint attachment 1
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2017-07-071COMPLAINT filed by LAF, Rebecca Moss; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-13349997. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Socha, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-072DECLARATION of LAF Corporate Disclosure Statement (Socha, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-07CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Ruben Castillo. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Mary M. Rowland. (meg, ) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-073NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in the attached Notice which includes the MIDP Standing Order. Also attached is a checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the attached documents (Notice to Parties and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (mma, ) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-134CIVIL Cover Sheet (Socha, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-135Attorney Appearance Form by LAF, Rebecca Moss (Socha, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
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