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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02869
Date Filed2019-09-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffSTOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA a project of the non-profit Minnesota Natural Health Coalition, a non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionStop Geoengineering Minnesota submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Air Force for records concerning the agency's involvement in weather modification. SGM also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, SGM filed administrative appeals. After hearing nothing more pertaining to any of its requests, SGM filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantAIR FORCE an agency of the United States of America
DefendantU.S. AIR FORCE an agency of the United States of America
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2019-09-241COMPLAINT against AIR FORCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6396195) filed by STOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Air Force proposed summons, # 3 Summons Attorney General proposed summons, # 4 Summons US Attorney proposed summons)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-242LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by STOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA (Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-243MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Brian Gaffney, :Firm- Law Offices of Brian Gaffney APC, :Address- 446 Old County Road, Suite 100-310, Pacifica, CA 94044. Phone No. - (650) 219 3187. Fax No. - N/A Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-6396393. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by STOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declration of Brian Gaffney to Appear Pro Hoc Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Granting Motion to allow Brian Gaffney to Appear Pro Hac Vice)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/24/2019)
2019-09-26Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zeg) (Entered: 09/26/2019)
2019-09-274SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to AIR FORCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-27MINUTE ORDER granting the plaintiff's 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. So Ordered by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 27, 2019. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-10-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/21/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/20/2019. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-246RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/21//2019. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. AIR FORCE served on 10/21/2019 (Bahr, David) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-278NOTICE of Appearance by Alan Burch on behalf of U.S. AIR FORCE (Burch, Alan) (Entered: 10/27/2019)
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