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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01344
Date Filed2018-06-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the use of the hashtag #Catch of the Day and other similar hashtags. 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, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-06-061COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5520214) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-06-062NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. Case related to Case No. 18-cv-1337. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-06-063LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-06-06Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zmd) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-084SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-07-025RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 6/18/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/18/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/11/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/11/2018.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 07/02/2018)
2018-07-106Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Seabrook, April) (Entered: 07/10/2018)
2018-07-117NOTICE by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT re 6 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-118RESPONSE re 6 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (See Docket Entry 7 to view document) (jf) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-11MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 6 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. IT is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 8/10/2018. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 07/11/2018. (lckbj1) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
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