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Case TitleEDDINGTON v. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02947
Date Filed2019-10-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffPATRICK EDDINGTON
Case DescriptionPatrick Eddington, a researcher at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records concerning the implementation and efficacy of the USA-FREEDOM Act. Eddington also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Eddington's request for expedited processing. Eddington filed an administrative appeal of the denial of expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Eddington filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2019-10-011COMPLAINT against NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6410684) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-012NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of PATRICK EDDINGTON (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-07Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zed, ) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-073SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zed, ) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-244NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Boyd Palmer-Ball on behalf of All Defendants (Palmer-Ball, Katherine) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-11-045RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY served on 10/15/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-046RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 10/15/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-047RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/15/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-048RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/17/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/16/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/04/2019)
2019-11-189ANSWER to Complaint by NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.(Palmer-Ball, Katherine) (Entered: 11/18/2019)
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