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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00793
Date Filed2018-04-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for records concerning communications between agency staff and commentator Armstrong Williams and associates, and communications between agency staff and Sinclair Broadcast Group. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told American Oversight that it would be unable to respond within 20 days. After hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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2018-04-091COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5410435) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-092LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-09Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (jd) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-093SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-164ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 04/16/18. (DM) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-175RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/16/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/16/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/16/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 4/13/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-05-166NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 05/16/2018)
2018-05-167ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 05/16/2018)
2018-05-168ORDER. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report by no later than JUNE 6, 2018. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/16/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 05/16/2018)
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