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Case TitleCompton v. McDonald et al
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
CityFort Worth
Case Number4:2020cv01223
Date Filed2020-11-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reed C. O'Connor
PlaintiffJason Compton
Case DescriptionJason Compton submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning his claims file. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Compton filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Compton filed suit.

DefendantRobert McDonald Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
DefendantWilliam A Hudson, Jr General Counsel of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
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2020-11-101COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND against William A Hudson, Jr, Robert McDonald filed by Jason Compton. (Filing fee $400.00; Receipt number FW035318) (Clerk's note: plaintiff informed clerk no summons requested at this time. Should plaintiff require summons at a later date, plaintiff will submit a new request to the clerk) Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (pef) (Entered: 11/10/2020)
2020-11-102CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Jason Compton. (pef) (Entered: 11/10/2020)
2020-11-103CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS by Jason Compton. (pef) (Entered: 11/10/2020)
2020-11-104New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. CASREF case referral set (see Special Order 3). Magistrate Judge Ray preliminarily assigned. No prior sanctions found. (For court use only - links to the national and circuit indexes.) File to: No court file needed. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge. Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. Attorneys are further reminded that, if necessary, they must comply with Local Rule 83.10(a) within 14 days or risk the possible dismissal of this case without prejudice or without further notice. (pef) (Entered: 11/10/2020)
2020-11-105Notice and Instruction to Pro Se Party. (pef) (Entered: 11/10/2020)
2020-11-126Request for Clerk to issue Summons filed by Jason Compton. (Compton, Jason) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-127Summons issued as to William A Hudson, Jr, Robert McDonald, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (pef) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
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