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Case TitleTRENT v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02591
Date Filed2018-11-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffMATHIAS TRENT
formerly known as BINH QUOC TRAN
Case DescriptionMathias Trent submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning an investigation of him by DHS's San Francisco Division. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and eventually provided six pages with redactions under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records) and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Trent filed an administrative appeal of the agency's decision. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Trent filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-11-091COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5786414) filed by MATHIAS TRENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Byrnes, Kevin) (Attachment 5 - Civil Cover Sheet replaced on 11/13/2018) (zjd). (Entered: 11/09/2018)
2018-11-13Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zjd) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-132SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and U.S. Attorney General. SUMMONS NOT ISSUED as to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjd) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-263RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General November 15, 2018. (Byrnes, Kevin) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
2018-11-264RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 11/15/2018 (Byrnes, Kevin) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
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