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Case TitleCLEMENT v. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02451
Date Filed2017-11-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJOEL CLEMENT
Case DescriptionJoel Clement, a former DOI employee who was reassigned, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning its reassignment decisions. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. Clement submitted a second FOIA request to the agency for records regarding the political affiliation of a number of named individuals. The agency acknowledged receipt of the second request as well. Clement had contacts with the agency concerning its progress, but after hearing nothing further, Clement filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
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2017-11-141COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5203477) filed by Joel Clement. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Atkinson, Katherine) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-14Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsth) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-142SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-173REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE Corrected version of summons re 1 Complaint, 2 Summons Issued Electronically as to AUSA filed by JOEL CLEMENT. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by JOEL CLEMENT, 2 Summons Issued Electronically as to AUSA.(Atkinson, Katherine) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
2017-11-274NOTICE of Appearance by Damon William Taaffe on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-285REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE Corrected versions of summons re 1 Complaint filed by JOEL CLEMENT. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by JOEL CLEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Atkinson, Katherine) (Entered: 11/28/2017)
2017-11-296SUMMONS (3) Reissued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 11/29/2017)
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