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Case TitleJames v. United States Department of Defense et al
DistrictDistrict of Alaska
CityAnchorage
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)
2018-02-234MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (Unopposed) by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gray, Sara) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-03-015ORDER granting 4 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants' answer to the complaint is due on or before April 2, 2018. Signed by Judge John W. Sedwick on 3/1/18. (GMM, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 03/01/2018)
2018-04-026Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (Unopposed) by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gray, Sara) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-047ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. All Defendants to answer complaint 4/16/18. Signed by Judge John W. Sedwick on 4/4/18. (GMM, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-168ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order A- EMAIL FOIA REQUEST (UNCLASSIFIED), # 2 Exhibit B- response to request for reconsideration email)(Gray, Sara) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-189INITIAL CASE STATUS REPORT/CASE SCHEDULING AND PLANNING ORDER: Counsel for plaintiff shall serve and file the Rule 26 Meeting Report within 28 days of service of this order. (BJK, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 04/18/2018)
2018-05-1610Joint STIPULATION for Extension of Time Regarding Initial Case Status Report (Dkt. 9) by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gray, Sara) (Entered: 05/16/2018)
2018-05-1711ORDER granting 10 Stipulation. The parties shall file a joint status report by May 30, 2018. Signed by Judge John W. Sedwick on 5/17/18. (GMM, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-05-3012MOTION for Summary Judgment in FOIA case by Dayle James. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 3/7/17 FOIA request, # 2 Exhibit 4/6/17 FOIA response, # 3 Exhibit 5/23/17 FOIA Request, # 4 Exhibit 6/14/17 FOIA Response, # 5 Exhibit 7/28/17 FOIA Request, # 6 Exhibit 7/28/17 FOIA Response, # 7 Exhibit 1/02/18 FOIA Request, # 8 Exhibit 4/2/18 FOIA Response, # 9 Exhibit Witness Statements, # 10 Exhibit Investigative Report and docs, # 11 Exhibit Request for Reconsideration of Exemptions, # 12 Exhibit Army response to request for reconsideration, # 13 Proposed Order Proposed Order granting SJ)(Flanigan, Michael) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-06-2013MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment in FOIA case (Unopposed) by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gray, Sara) (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-06-2014DECLARATION of Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara T. Gray re 13 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment in FOIA case (Unopposed) by U.S. Army, United States Department of Defense. (Gray, Sara) (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-06-2615ORDER granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment in FOIA case . Responses due by 7/25/2018. Signed by Judge John W. Sedwick on 6/26/18. (GMM, CHAMBERS STAFF) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
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