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Case TitleSCHAERR v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00575
Date Filed2018-03-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffGENE C. SCHAERR
Case DescriptionGene Schaerr, an attorney representing an anonymous client involved in the Trump campaign and transition, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and other agencies who were part of the intelligence community for records concerning unmasking and upstreaming. The requests also asked for records concerning a number of individuals with the Trump campaign or subsequent administration. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further any of the agencies, Schaerr filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Washington, DC 20505
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Executive Office
Office of the Legal Adviser, Suite 5,600
600 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20522
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2018-03-141COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5373922) filed by GENE C. SCHAERR. (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 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Exhibit Q, # 18 Exhibit R, # 19 Exhibit S, # 20 Exhibit T, # 21 Exhibit U, # 22 Civil Cover Sheet, # 23 Summons US Attorney, # 24 Summons US Department of Justice, # 25 Summons US Attorney General, # 26 Summons Office of the Director of National Intelligence, # 27 Summons State Department, # 28 Summons CIA, # 29 Summons NSA)(Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-162CIVIL COVER SHEET (MODIFIED) by GENE C. SCHAERR filed by GENE C. SCHAERR.(Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-19Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-193SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-04-054NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
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