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Case TitleBROWN v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02560
Date Filed2020-09-11
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffDAVID W. BROWN
Case DescriptionDavid Brown, a journalist, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Defense for records concerning Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals pertaining security clearance appeals. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Brown filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2020-09-111COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7583280) filed by DAVID W. BROWN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)
2020-09-14Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 09/14/2020)
2020-09-152SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 09/15/2020)
2020-09-213ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 09/21/2020. (DM) (Entered: 09/21/2020)
2020-09-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/22/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/22/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/22/20., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 9/22/2020 (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
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