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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02580
Date Filed2020-09-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Postal Service for records concerning appointment calendars for Louis DeJoy. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told American Oversight that it had no responsive records because DeJoy's appointment calendars were personal records not subject to FOIA. American Oversight filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receiving the appeal. After hearing nothing from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-09-151COMPLAINT against U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7590851) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 09/15/2020)
2020-09-152LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 09/15/2020)
2020-09-15Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 09/15/2020)
2020-09-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zsb) (Entered: 09/15/2020)
2020-09-214MOTION for Summary Judgment by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration and Exhibits, # 3 Statement of Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 09/21/2020)
2020-09-295RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/25/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/25/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/21/2020., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE served on 9/21/2020 (McGrath, Daniel) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-306NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher D. Dodge on behalf of All Defendants (Dodge, Christopher) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-09-307Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 4 MOTION for Summary Judgment by U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Dodge, Christopher) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-09-30MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall have up to and including October 25, 2020 to respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/30/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-10-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/25/2020. (tj) (Entered: 10/01/2020)
2020-10-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 10/25/2020. (tj) (Entered: 10/06/2020)
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