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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01272
Date Filed2018-05-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Transportation for records concerning communications between Secretary Elaine Chao's office and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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2018-05-311COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5508716) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 05/31/2018)
2018-05-312LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 05/31/2018)
2018-05-31Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsth) (Entered: 05/31/2018)
2018-05-313SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 05/31/2018)
2018-06-064ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 06/06/2018. (DM) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-06-075NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Alexander McGrath on behalf of AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-266RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/4/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/4/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex A)(McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
2018-07-057ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
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