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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02463
Date Filed2018-10-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for communications between agency officials and Isaac Perlmutter, Bruce Moskowitz, or Jared Kushner. The agency acknowledged the requests, provided a partial response, and told American Oversight that 56 pages had been referred to the White House for review. American Oversight also requested communications pertaining to a broader group of recipients. American Oversight also submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning communications between three DOD officials pertaining to the Concerned Veterans of America. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from either agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2018-10-251COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5758881) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 10/25/2018)
2018-10-252LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 10/25/2018)
2018-10-29Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zrdj) (Entered: 10/29/2018)
2018-10-293SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 10/29/2018)
2018-11-084RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/29/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/28/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/5/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 11/5/2018; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS served on 11/5/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
2018-11-085GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO FOIA CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Court's instructions for processing and production of records, batching motions, and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/8/2018. (lckbj1) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
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