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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01529
Date Filed2022-05-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted three FOIA requests to the National Archives and Records Administration for records concerning communications between NARA officials and the Trump White House, including the transfer of records found at Mar-a-Lago to NARA. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency responded that each request fell into the unusual circumstances category and would take further time to process. After hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
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2022-05-311COMPLAINT against U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9272360) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons USAO Summons, # 3 Summons AG Summons, # 4 Summons NARA Summons)(Stoneman, Taylor) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-312LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Stoneman, Taylor) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-06-013SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/01/2022)
2022-06-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION served on 6/22/2022, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/10/2022., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/13/2022. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/13/2022.) (Stoneman, Taylor) (Entered: 06/27/2022)
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