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Case TitleWATKINS LAW & ADVOCACY, PLLC v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01974
Date Filed2017-09-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffWATKINS LAW & ADVOCACY, PLLC
Case DescriptionWatkins Law & Advocacy, representing a group of veterans, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning how a veteran was classified as mentally competent, and to the Department of Justice for records concerning the ability of veterans who were considered mentally incompetent to own guns. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after the agencies failed to respond, Watkins Law & Advocacy filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantBUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES
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2017-09-251COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5131334) filed by WATKINS LAW & ADVOCACY, PLLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29, # 30 Exhibit 30, # 31 Exhibit 31, # 32 Civil Cover Sheet, # 33 Summons to VA, # 34 Summons to DOJ, # 35 Summons to FBI, # 36 Summons to ATF, # 37 Summons to U.S. Attorney General, # 38 Summons to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Watkins, Seth) (Entered: 09/25/2017)
2017-09-252Corporate Disclosure Statement by WATKINS LAW & ADVOCACY, PLLC. (Watkins, Seth) (Entered: 09/25/2017)
2017-09-25Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (jd) (Entered: 09/27/2017)
2017-09-283SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
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