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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv02541
Date Filed2023-08-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
Case DescriptionJoseph Schmitz submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning a memo written by the contracting officer in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud procurement. The agency acknowledged the receipt. The agency located 11 responsive pages. The agency withheld the 11 pages under Exemption 5 (privileges). Schmitz filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Schmitz filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2023-08-301COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-10316332) filed by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Beelaert, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/30/2023)
2023-08-31NOTICE OF ERROR re 1 Complaint; emailed to, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect coversheet. Please use the cover sheet at & file using the event Civil Cover Sheet., 2. Missing summonses-government. When naming a government agent or agency as a defendant, you must supply a summons for each defendant & two additional summonses for the U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General. Please submit using the event Request for Summons to Issue., 3. FOIA Summons needed. (Complaint signatory should be J. Beelaert), 4. COMPLIANCE DEADLINE is by close of business today. This case will not proceed any further until all errors are satisfied. (cb, ) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-312CIVIL COVER SHEET by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ re 1 Complaint, filed by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ.(Beelaert, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-313REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ.(Beelaert, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-314ERRATA Complaint by JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ re 1 Complaint,. (Beelaert, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-31Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zcb) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
2023-08-315SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zcb) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
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