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Case TitleWood v. United States Department of the Army
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2018cv01317
Date Filed2018-09-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Barbara J. Rothstein
PlaintiffArlyn Wood
Case DescriptionArlyn Wood submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Army for records concerning various incidents when he was in the Army. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. After hearing nothing from the agency, Wood filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing more, Wood filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of the Army
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2018-09-071COMPLAINT for FOIA violation against defendant(s) United States Department of the Army (Receipt # 0981-5462763) Attorney Matthew Z Crotty added to party Arlyn Wood(pty:pla), filed by Arlyn Wood. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Crotty, Matthew) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-11Judge Barbara J. Rothstein added. (ST) (Entered: 09/11/2018)
2018-09-112Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant(s) United States Department of the Army (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(ST) (Entered: 09/11/2018)
2018-09-203SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon defendant United States Department of the Army on 9/19/2018 (U.S. Attorney General on 9/11/2018; U.S. Dept. of the Army on 9/11/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Crotty, Matthew) Modified on 9/21/2018 to include names of those served (PM). (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-274PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS Amended Summons to US Army by Plaintiff Arlyn Wood (Attachments: # 1 Summons Amended Summons)(Crotty, Matthew) (Entered: 09/27/2018)
2018-09-285Amended Summons Electronically Issued as to defendant United States Department of the Army. (PM) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
2018-10-096ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due by 11/20/2018, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 11/6/2018, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 11/13/2018, by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (RM) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-097MINUTE ORDER: At the request of counsel, an extension of time to file the joint status report is granted. The report will be due on 12/20/2018. All other FRCP 26-related dates are adjusted accordingly. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in sanctions, up to and including dismissal of this action. Authorized by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (RM) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-198NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michelle R. Lambert on behalf of Defendant United States Department of the Army. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-10-199ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by United States Department of the Army.(Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
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