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Case TitleJONES et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02030
Date Filed2017-10-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffWALTER JONES Congressman
PlaintiffTRISH BROW
PlaintiffMICHAEL BROW
PlaintiffJOHN M. BROW
PlaintiffCONNIE GRUBER
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
Case DescriptionRep. Walter Jones (R-NC); Trish Brow, the widow of Lt. Col. John Brow, and Michael and John Brow, their adult children; Connie Gruber, widow of Maj. Brooks Gruber; and the James Madison Project submitted FOIA requests to the Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, and the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Defense for records concerning the 2000 crash of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft at a regional airport in Mariana, Arizona. The crash killed 19 Marines, including Brow and Gruber. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing more substantive from any of the agencies, Jones, Brow, Gruber, and the James Madison Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2017-10-031COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5141676) filed by THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT, CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES, JOHN M BROW, MICHAEL BROW, TRISH BROW, CONNIE GRUBER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons DoD, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-032LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (zsb) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-03Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-054ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 10/05/2017. (DM) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
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