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Case TitleSchmitz v. United States Air Force et al
DistrictDistrict of South Carolina
Case Number3:2023cv04090
Date Filed2023-08-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Mary Geiger Lewis
PlaintiffValerie C. Schmitz individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of David J. Schmitz, deceased
Estate of David J. Schmitz
Case DescriptionValerie Schmitz submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Air Force for records related to the death of First Lieutenant David Schmitz. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Schmitz filed an administrative appeal of the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Schmitz filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Air Force
DefendantUnited States Department of Defense
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2023-08-171COMPLAINT against United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense (Filing fee $402 receipt number ASCDC-11273191) filed by Valerie C. Schmitz. Service due by 11/15/2023 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 5/2/22 FOIA, # 2 Exhibit B - Status email, # 3 Exhibit C - FOIA portal, # 4 Exhibit D - 1/13/22 FOIA, # 5 Exhibit E - Interim Response, # 6 Exhibit F - Final Response, # 7 Exhibit G - Appeal, # 8 Exhibit H - Appeal status, # 9 Exhibit I - 2/9/23 Touhy Request, # 10 Exhibit J - Touhy tracking)(cbru, ) (Main Document 1 replaced on 8/18/2023) (cbru, ). (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-08-173Local Rule 26.01 Answers to Interrogatories by Valerie C. Schmitz.(cbru, ) (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-08-184Summons Issued as to United States Department of Defense. (cbru, ) (Main Document 4 replaced on 8/18/2023) (cbru, ). (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-08-185Summons Issued as to United States Air Force. (cbru, ) (Main Document 5 replaced on 8/18/2023) (cbru, ). (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-08-186Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney General. (cbru, ) (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-08-187Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney. (cbru, ) (Entered: 08/18/2023)
2023-09-218NOTICE of Appearance by Austin Edward McCullough on behalf of United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense (McCullough, Austin) (Entered: 09/21/2023)
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