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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01201
Date Filed2019-04-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Agriculture. The first FOIA request asked for records concerning conflict of interest issues presented by Secretary Sonny Perdue's business interests. AO's second FOIA request asked for records concerning communications between agency officials and Sen. David Perdue. The agency acknowledged receipt of both requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either request, AO filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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2019-04-251COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6081415) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons USAO, # 3 Summons U.S. Att'y General, # 4 Summons Dept of Agriculture)(Wood, Hart) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-04-25Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-04-252SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
2019-04-253LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Wood, Hart) (Entered: 04/25/2019)
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