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Case TitleBuckovetz v. U.S. Department of Defense
DistrictSouthern District of California
CitySan Diego
Case Number3:2020cv01269
Date Filed2020-07-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Cathy Ann Bencivengo
PlaintiffDennis M. Buckovetz
Case DescriptionDennis Buckovetz submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning the agency's response to the FOIA request of a third party pertaining to an investigation of senior officials at DOD. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The DOD Office of Inspector General disclosed 25 pages with redactions under Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement offices). Buckovetz filed an administrative appeal of the redactions. The agency continued to withhold the names of the officials involved in the investigation. Buckovetz then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Defense
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2020-07-081COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Defense ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number CAS122540.), filed by Dennis M. Buckovetz. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proof of Service) The new case number is 3:20-cv-1269-MMA-JLB. Judge Michael M. Anello and Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt are assigned to the case.(jmr) (jms). (Entered: 07/08/2020)
2020-07-082Summons Issued. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should print this summons and serve it in accordance with Rule 4, Fed.R.Civ.P and LR 4.1.Summons has been provided to plaintiffs not receiving notice electronically (jmr) (jms). (Entered: 07/08/2020)
2020-07-083MINUTE ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge Michael M. Anello is no longer assigned. Case reassigned to Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo for all further proceedings. The new case number is 20-cv-01269-CAB.(no document attached) (jmr) (Entered: 07/08/2020)
2020-08-104ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by U.S. Department of Defense. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parker, Katherine)Attorney Katherine L. Parker added to party U.S. Department of Defense(pty:dft) (anh). (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-105NOTICE AND ORDER: (1) for Early Neutral Evaluation Conference; and (2) Setting Rule 26 Compliance and Case Management Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt on 8/10/2020.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(anh) (Entered: 08/11/2020)
2020-08-206ORDER Continuing Early Neutral Evaluation Conference and Case Management Conference [ECF NO. 5 ]. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt on 8/20/2020.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(anh) (Entered: 08/20/2020)
2020-09-117JOINT DISCOVERY PLAN by U.S. Department of Defense and Plaintiff Dennis Buckovetz (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parker, Katherine) (anh). (Entered: 09/11/2020)
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