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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00656
Date Filed2018-03-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs and 16 other agencies for the names and titles of employees in Presidential-appointed positions. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. The Department of Homeland Security asked American Oversight for clarification, which it provided. However, after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DefendantU.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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2018-03-221COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5384436) 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 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet, # 12 Summons to USAO, # 13 Summons to AG, # 14 Summons to VA, # 15 Summons to USDA, # 16 Summons to Commerce, # 17 Summons to DOD, # 18 Summons to Education, # 19 Summons to DOE, # 20 Summons to GSA, # 21 Summons to EPA, # 22 Summons to HHS, # 23 Summons to DHS, # 24 Summons to HUD, # 25 Summons to DOI, # 26 Summons to DOJ, # 27 Summons to DOL, # 28 Summons to DOT, # 29 Summons to Treasury, # 30 Summons to OMB)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-222LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-22Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zmd) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-263SUMMONS (19) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (tth) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/26/2018: # 1 Notice and Consent) (tth). (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-284Case Randomly Reassigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case. (rj) (Entered: 03/29/2018)
2018-03-315STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 31, 2018. (lcbah2) (Entered: 03/31/2018)
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