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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01449
Date Filed2018-06-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
Case DescriptionJoshua Reinhard submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security. His first FOIA request asked for records concerning his involuntary separation from the Coast Guard. The agency did not respond to his request. His second FOIA request asked for the command climate survey conducted for the Coast Guard District in New Orleans. The agency told Reinhard that there were 1,000 pages responsive to his request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Reinhard filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-06-191COMPLAINT against Department of Homeland Security ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5543130) filed by JOSHUA L. REINHARD. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Montalvo, Eric) (Entered: 06/19/2018)
2018-06-202ERRATA re 1 Complaint filed by JOSHUA L. REINHARD.(Montalvo, Eric) Modified on 7/3/2018 (zrdj). (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-06-20Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-06-203SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/20/2018)
2018-08-064NOTICE of Appearance by Damon William Taaffe on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
2018-09-045ANSWER to Corrected Complaint 2 by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Taaffe, Damon); Modified to add link on 9/5/2018 (tth). (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a joint proposed briefing schedule by September 18, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/4/2018. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 9/18/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-09-196Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-09-19MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 6 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further Joint Status Report by November 19, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/19/2018. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-09-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/19/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
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