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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00373
Date Filed2024-02-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionBreanna Morello submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning emails from a series of VA employees working in VA's benefits and media/communications department. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Morello filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2024-02-081COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10675738) filed by BREANNA MORELLO. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit FOIA to VA, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-082SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by BREANNA MORELLO (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-08Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zrtw) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrtw) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-09MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/9/2024. (lccrc1) (Entered: 02/09/2024)
2024-02-164RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS served on 2/12/2024, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/12/2024., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/9/2024. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/10/2024.) (Attachments: # 1 Email from CPC accepting service, # 2 Proof on US AG, # 3 Proof on Department of Veterans Affairs)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 02/16/2024)
2024-02-215NOTICE of Appearance by Tabitha Bartholomew on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Bartholomew, Tabitha) (Entered: 02/21/2024)
2024-03-056Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. (Bartholomew, Tabitha) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
2024-03-05MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant shall respond to the complaint by April 12, 2024. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/5/2024. (lccrc1) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
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