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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02093
Date Filed2017-10-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for records concerning Secretary Ben Carson and his activities, records referencing Fred Trump III, and records concerning the agency's FOIA policies. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency told American Oversight that because its outside contractor did not have access to certain categories of records it could not search for records on Fred Trump until at least February 2018. 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 HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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2017-10-101COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5151522) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons HUD)(France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-102LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-10Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (jd) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/19/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/18/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 10/18/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/17/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/24/2017)
2017-10-275NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-276NOTICE of Appearance by Cerissa Cafasso on behalf of AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-11-207ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
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