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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2015cv02236
Date Filed2015-12-22
Date Closed2016-03-08
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Air Force for records concerning transportation of members of Congress. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2015-12-221COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4358590) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Attorney for DC, # 3 Summons US Attorney General, # 4 Summons US Department of Defense)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 12/22/2015)
2015-12-222LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 12/22/2015)
2015-12-22Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 12/22/2015)
2015-12-283SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 12/28/2015)
2016-01-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/4/2016. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/3/2016.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/4/2016., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 12/31/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 01/05/2016)
2016-02-015NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-026MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 02/02/2016)
2016-02-03MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiff is directed to respond to 6 Defendant's Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Answer to Complaint no later than February 8, 2016. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 02/03/2016. (lcapm3) (Entered: 02/03/2016)
2016-02-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Answer to Complaint due by 2/8/2016. (zmm) (Entered: 02/03/2016)
2016-03-077STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 03/07/2016)
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