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Case TitleJames v. United States Department of Defense et al
DistrictDistrict of Alaska
Case Number3:2018cv00028
Date Filed2018-01-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJohn W. Sedwick
PlaintiffDayle James as Personal Representative of the Estate of Charlie Thomas James, Jr.
Case DescriptionDayle James, the representative of Charlie James who had died as the result of an accident involving an Army "Stryker" vehicle, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Army for records concerning the transportation of the "Stryker" vehicle. The agency responded to James' request. As a result of the records he received, James submitted a second FOIA request for records concerning the investigation of the accident that killed Charlie James. The agency told James he would have to commit to paying fees for the records. The agency then told James that his request was being transferred to U.S. Pacific Command office in Anchorage. After hearing nothing further from the agency, James filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Defense
DefendantU.S. Army
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2018-01-301COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense (Filing fee $400/receipt #ANC014084), filed by Dayle James. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12)(PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-01-302Civil Cover Sheet. (PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-01-303Unissued summons re Defendant United States Department of Defense, (Attachments: # 1 United States Department of Defense through U.S. Attorney, # 2 U.S. Army, # 3 U.S. Army through U.S. Attorney)(PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-01-31Summons Issued as to U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense, U.S. Attorney. (PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
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