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Case TitleSTATE OF NEW JERSEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT et al
DistrictDistrict of New Jersey
CityTrenton
Case Number3:2020cv14629
Date Filed2020-10-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Freda L. Wolfson
PlaintiffSTATE OF NEW JERSEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Case DescriptionThe New Jersey Attorney General's Office submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice for records concerning any factual basis for President Donald Trump's claims that a 2015 affordable housing rule caused an increase in crime. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from either agency, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2020-10-191COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing and Admin fee $ 400 receipt number ANJDC-11520199), filed by STATE OF NEW JERSEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-7, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(SAXENA, MAYUR) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-10-19Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson and Magistrate Judge Zahid N. Quraishi added. (abr, ) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-10-192SUMMONS ISSUED as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Attached is the official court Summons, please fill out Defendant and Plaintiffs attorney information and serve. (abr, ) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-11-163SUMMONS Returned Executed by STATE OF NEW JERSEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT served on 10/20/2020, answer due 12/21/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Return of Service USAO, # 2 Declaration Return of Service USAG)(SAXENA, MAYUR) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
2020-11-164SUMMONS Returned Executed by STATE OF NEW JERSEY, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/20/2020, answer due 12/21/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service USAO, # 2 Affidavit Return of Service USAG)(SAXENA, MAYUR) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
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