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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02707
Date Filed2017-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force for records concerning contacts with the military pertaining to President Trump's ban on transgenders in the military. American Oversight also requested expedited processing. The Defense Department denied American Oversight's request for expedited processing, and several components indicated that they had found no records. American Oversight filed administrative appeals as to all adverse decisions. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
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2017-12-191COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5254661) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons, # 14 Summons, # 15 Summons)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-192LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-19Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (md) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-213SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (md) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2018-01-044NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of All Defendants (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
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