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Case TitleProtect Our Defenders et al v. Veterans Affairs
DistrictDistrict of Connecticut
CityNew Haven
Case Number3:2018cv00403
Date Filed2018-03-07
Date Closed2019-05-01
JudgeJudge Victor A. Bolden
PlaintiffProtect Our Defenders
PlaintiffConnecticut Veterans Legal Center
Case DescriptionProtect Our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning the agency's treatment of survivors of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requesst and provided records responsive to part of the requests. Protect Our Defenders attempted to check the status of its requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Protect Our Defenders and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Veterans Affairs
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2018-03-071COMPLAINT against Department of Veterans Affairs ( Filing fee $400 receipt number ACTDC-4745391.), filed by Protect Our Defenders, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Wenzloff, Aaron) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-07Request for Clerk to issue summons as to Department of Veterans Affairs. (Wenzloff, Aaron) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-07Judge Victor A. Bolden added. (Oliver, T.) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-072Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Motions to Dismiss due on 6/7/2018. Amended Pleadings due by 5/6/2018; Discovery due by 9/6/2018; Dispositive Motions due by 10/6/2018. Signed by Clerk on 3/7/2018.(Perez, J.) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
2018-03-073ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 3/7/2018.(Perez, J.) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
2018-03-074STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 3/7/2018.(Perez, J.) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
2018-03-085NOTICE TO COUNSEL/SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES : Counsel or self-representing parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 2 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 3 Electronic Filing Order, 4 Protective Order, 1 Complaint, filed by Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Protect Our Defenders Signed by Clerk on 3/8/2018.(Perez, J.) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
2018-03-086ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *Department of Veterans Affairs* with answer to complaint due within *60* days. Attorney *Aaron Paul Wenzloff* *Yale Law School* *PO Box 209090* *New Haven, CT 06520-9090*. (Perez, J.) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
2018-04-167ANSWER to 1 Complaint, with Affirmative Defenses by Department of Veterans Affairs.(Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-168NOTICE of Appearance by Natalie Nicole Elicker on behalf of Department of Veterans Affairs (Elicker, Natalie) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-169CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Protect Our Defenders (Wenzloff, Aaron) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-06-1110NOTICE of Appearance by Carolyn Aiko Ikari on behalf of Department of Veterans Affairs (Ikari, Carolyn) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-08-0211NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Wishnie on behalf of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Protect Our Defenders (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-1712MOTION for Aaron Wenzloff to Withdraw as Attorney by Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Protect Our Defenders. (Wenzloff, Aaron) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-1913ORDER granting 12 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Aaron Paul Wenzloff terminated. Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 8/19/2018. (McDonough, S.) (Entered: 08/19/2018)
2019-05-0114NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Protect Our Defenders (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 05/01/2019)
2019-05-02JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS SURVEY - FOR COUNSEL ONLY: The following link to the confidential survey requires you to log into CM/ECF for SECURITY purposes. Once in CM/ECF you will be prompted for the case number. Although you are receiving this survey through CM/ECF, it is hosted on an independent website called SurveyMonkey. Once in SurveyMonkey, the survey is located in a secure account. The survey is not docketed and it is not sent directly to the judge. To ensure anonymity, completed surveys are held up to 90 days before they are sent to the judge for review. We hope you will take this opportunity to participate, please click on this link: (Perez, J.) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
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