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Case TitleNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02254
Date Filed2020-08-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffNATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionThe National Student Legal Defense Network and American Oversight submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Education for records concerning performance agreements and bonus evaluations between the agency and the Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid for Fiscal Years 2018-2020. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NSLDN and American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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2020-08-171COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7470982) filed by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK, AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons USAO, # 3 Summons AG, # 4 Summons Agency)(Lewis, Emma) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-172LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK (Lewis, Emma) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-173LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Lewis, Emma) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-174NOTICE of Appearance by Alice Yao on behalf of NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK (Yao, Alice) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
2020-08-18Case assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zmc) (Entered: 08/18/2020)
2020-08-185SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 08/18/2020)
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