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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01037
Date Filed2018-05-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the General Services Administration for records concerning emails to or from the domain name "ptt.gov" to a number of individuals in and outside the Trump administration. DFF also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told DFF that it found no responsive records. DFF filed an administrative appeal. In response to DFF's appeal, GSA admitted that it had "ptt.gov" records but claimed that presidential transit records were not agency records subject to FOIA. DFF then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Vaughn index, Adequacy - Search, Agency Record - Control, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantGENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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2018-05-021COMPLAINT against U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5455753) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-02Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zmd) (Entered: 05/03/2018)
2018-05-042SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (tth) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/4/2018: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd). (Entered: 05/04/2018)
2018-05-173RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/7/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/6/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/7/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION served on 5/7/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Thurston, Robin) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
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