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Case TitleLAFAYETTE MEDIA GROUP, LLC et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00984
Date Filed2020-04-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffLAFAYETTE MEDIA GROUP, LLC
doing business as TASK & PURPOSE
PlaintiffPAUL SZOLDRA
Case DescriptionThe Lafayette Media Group, a veterans-focused digital media company, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Navy for records concerning emails sent to Capt. Brett Crozier between March 25 and April 2, 2020. Several days later, Lafayette Media Group clarified the scope of its request. Lafayette Media Group also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Lafayette Media Group filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2020-04-151COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7023914) filed by LAFAYETTE MEDIA GROUP, LLC, PAUL SZOLDRA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons USAG, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons DoD)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/15/2020)
2020-04-15Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (adh, ) (Entered: 04/15/2020)
2020-04-152SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 04/15/2020)
2020-05-183MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Complaint by LAFAYETTE MEDIA GROUP, LLC, PAUL SZOLDRA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A - redlined FAC, # 3 Exhibit B - clean FAC, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
2020-05-184RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/21/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USAG receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
2020-05-185RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/27/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/27/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USADC receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
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