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Case TitleGooch v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
DistrictNorthern District of Georgia
Case Number1:2019cv01310
Date Filed2019-03-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Totenberg
PlaintiffMilton Gooch, III
Case DescriptionMilton Gooch submitted a FOIA request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for records concerning himself. Gooch had recently filed a complaint with the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community. The agency responded to Gooch's FOIA request by providing a copy of his complaint. Gooch filed an administrative appeal of the decision, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Gooch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOffice of the Director of National Intelligence Washington, D.C. 20511
Complaint attachment 1
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2019-03-221COMPLAINT filed by Milton Gooch, III. (Filing fee $400.00, receipt number GAN100111238) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(eop) Please visit our website at to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 03/25/2019)
2019-03-222Summons Issued as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (eop) (Entered: 03/25/2019)
2019-03-223Summons Issued as to U. S. Attorney General. (eop) (Entered: 03/25/2019)
2019-03-224Summons Issued as to U. S. Attorney. (eop) (Entered: 03/25/2019)
2019-03-275Return of Service Executed by Milton Gooch, III. (Attachments: # 1 Return of Service Attorney General, # 2 Return of Service DNI)(bnp) (Entered: 03/28/2019)
2019-04-016STANDING ORDER: GUIDELINES TO PARTIES AND COUNSEL PROCEEDING BEFORE THE HONORABLE AMY TOTENBERG. You are required to sign and file a Certificate of Compliance in a format consistent with the Certificate of Compliance attached hereto. To request to file material under seal, the Parties should follow the mechanism described in Section II(J) of Appendix H to the Court's Local Civil Rules. Signed by Judge Amy Totenberg on 4/1/2019. (bnp) (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-01Clerk's Certificate of Mailing as to Milton Gooch, III re 6 Order. (bnp) (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-057NOTICE Of Filing Certificate of Compliance by Milton Gooch, III (bnp) (Entered: 04/08/2019)
2019-04-248ANSWER to 1 COMPLAINT by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Discovery ends on 9/23/2019.(Manship, Flora) Please visit our website at to obtain Pretrial Instructions. (Entered: 04/24/2019)
2019-04-249CERTIFICATE of Counsel re 6 Order, Certificate of Compliance with Standing Order by Flora Manship on behalf of Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Manship, Flora) (Entered: 04/24/2019)
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