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Case TitleVeterans Appellate Law Group, LLC v. United States of America et al
DistrictEastern District of Louisiana
CityNew Orleans
Case Number2:2017cv17550
Date Filed2017-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Lance M Africk
PlaintiffVeterans Appellate Law Group, LLC
Case DescriptionThe Veterans Appellate Law Group submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of two veterans for their claims files. After the agency failed to respond, the Law Group filed administrative appeals. The agency indicated that at least one request would be remanded for processing. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Veterans Appellate Law Group filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States of America
DefendantUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
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2017-12-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 053L-6554262) filed by Veterans Appellate Law Group, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit A-1, # 4 Exhibit A-2, # 5 Exhibit A-3, # 6 Exhibit B, # 7 Exhibit B-1, # 8 Exhibit B-2, # 9 Exhibit B-3, # 10 Exhibit C, # 11 Exhibit C-1, # 12 Exhibit C-2, # 13 Exhibit C-3, # 14 Summons, # 15 Summons, # 16 Summons)Attorney Matthew G. Greig added to party Veterans Appellate Law Group, LLC(pty:pla).(Greig, Matthew) (Attachment 1 replaced on 12/27/2017) (blg). (Attachment 14 replaced on 12/27/2017) (blg). (Attachment 15 replaced on 12/27/2017) (blg). (Attachment 16 replaced on 12/27/2017) (blg). Modified on 12/27/2017 (blg). (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-193Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 1 Complaint,; Filing attorney did not properly format the pdf of the civil cover sheet and summons. The pdf should not have the pink header nor the 3 red buttons at the bottom. When using a FORM, fill in the applicable fields then click the red PRINT button at the bottom to print the document to pdf format. Clerk has taken corrective action. (blg) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2017-12-272Initial Case Assignment to Judge Lance M Africk and Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III. (djg) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2017-12-274Summons Issued as to United States Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2, # 2 Summons 3)(blg) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
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by FOIA Project Staff