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Case TitleDyer v. Veterans Affairs, United States Department of
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
Case Number1:2019cv11025
Date Filed2019-05-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Nathaniel M. Gorton
PlaintiffVeronica Dyer in her capacity as Administrator for the Trustees of the Iron Workers District Council of New England Pension, Health & Welfare, Annuity, Vacation, Education, and other Funds
Case DescriptionVeronica Dyer, administrator of the Benefits Fund, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning certified payroll records relating to any activity of Greystone or BR Steel. The agency responded to Dyer's request by releasing some records but withholding others under Exemption 4 (confidential business information) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Dyer filed an administrative appeal of the denial, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, she filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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2019-05-011COMPLAINT against Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-7664338 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Veronica Dyer. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A-FOIA Request, # 3 Exhibit B-VA Response, # 4 Exhibit C-FOIA Appeal, # 5 Exhibit D-VA Confirmation)(Long, Mickey) (Entered: 05/01/2019)
2019-05-012ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 05/01/2019)
2019-05-013Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Burgos, Sandra) (Entered: 05/01/2019)
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