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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02018
Date Filed2020-07-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the agency's response or investigation of the deaths of specific detainees and/or contractors American Oversight also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted American Oversight's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of its requests, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2020-07-231COMPLAINT against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7377351) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons as to USAO, # 5 Summons as to USAG, # 6 Summons as to DHS, # 7 Summons as to CBP, # 8 Summons as to ICE)(Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-23Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (adh, ) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-232SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-233STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on July 23, 2020. (lcbah3) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
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