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Case TitleCORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE v. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv00654
Date Filed2016-04-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rosemary M. Collyer
PlaintiffCORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Cornucopia Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Agricultural Marketing Service for records of investigations conducted by the National Organic Program of three named individuals. The agency located 119 pages. The agency disclosed 28 pages in full, 78 pages in part, and withheld 13 pages. The Cornucopia Institute filed an appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Cornucopia Institute filed suit
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantAGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
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2016-04-071COMPLAINT against AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4476249) filed by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 04/07/2016)
2016-04-07Case Assigned to Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (jd) (Entered: 04/07/2016)
2016-04-07SUMMONS Not Issued as to AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (SUMMONS NOT FILED WITH COMPLAINT) (jd) (Entered: 04/07/2016)
2016-04-072REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE.(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 04/07/2016)
2016-04-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Consent Forms)(zrdj) (Entered: 04/08/2016)
2016-04-214NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 04/21/2016)
2016-05-025Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 05/02/2016)
2016-05-02MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant shall respond to the Complaint no later than June 17, 2016 . Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 5/2/2016. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 05/02/2016)
2016-05-02Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer to Complaint due by 6/17/2016. (cdw) (Entered: 05/02/2016)
2016-06-026NOTICE of Appearance by C. Peter Sorenson on behalf of CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE (Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 06/02/2016)
2016-06-177ANSWER to Complaint by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE.(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 06/17/2016)
2016-06-20MINUTE ORDER requiring the parties to file a joint proposed briefing schedule on dispositive motions no later than July 5, 2016 . Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 6/20/2016. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 06/20/2016)
2016-07-018PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE (Joint) by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/01/2016)
2016-07-01MINUTE ORDER approving 8 Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule. Defendant shall file a Motion for Summary Judgment no later than September 2, 2016 ; Plaintiff shall file a Combined Cross-Motion/Opposition no later than October 3, 2016 ; Defendant shall file a Combined Reply/Opposition no later than November 14, 2016 ; and Plaintiff shall file a Reply brief no later than December 13, 2016 . Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 7/1/2016. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 07/01/2016)
2016-07-01Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 9/2/2016. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/3/2016. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/14/2016. Plaintiff's Cross Motion due by 10/3/2016. Response to Cross Motion due by 11/14/2016. Reply to Cross Motion due by 12/13/2016. (cdw) (Entered: 07/01/2016)
2016-09-029MOTION for Summary Judgment by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Matthew Michael, # 2 Attachment A to Michael Decl., # 3 Attachment B to Michael Decl., # 4 Attachment C to Michael Decl., # 5 Attachment D to Michael Decl., # 6 Attachment E to Michael Decl., # 7 Attachment F to Michael Decl., # 8 Attachment G to Michael Decl., AMS Vaughn Index, # 9 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 09/02/2016)
2016-10-0310MOTION for Summary Judgment by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration of Mark A. Kastel, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 10/03/2016)
2016-10-0311Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration of Mark Kastel, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 10/03/2016)
2016-10-1912Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Extend Briefing Schedule by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 10/19/2016)
2016-10-19MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Joint Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion and Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Cross Motion are now due on December 1, 2016. Plaintiff's Reply to Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion is now due on December 29th, 2016. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/19/2016. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 10/19/2016)
2016-10-19Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/1/2016. Defendant's response to Cross Motion due by 12/1/2016. Plaintiff's reply to Cross Motion due by 12/29/2016. (cdw) (Entered: 10/21/2016)
2016-11-2213Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 10 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
2016-11-23MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Consent Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion and Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Cross Motion are now due on December 9, 2016. Plaintiff's Reply to Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion is now due on January 9, 2017. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 11/23/2016. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 11/23/2016)
2016-11-23Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/9/2016. Response to Cross Motion due by 12/9/2016. Reply to Cross Motion due by 1/9/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 11/23/2016)
2016-12-0914REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment and Oppositon to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment filed by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Second Declaration of Mathew Michael)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2016-12-0915Memorandum in opposition to re 10 MOTION for Summary Judgment (See ECF No. 14 and 14-1) filed by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2017-01-0316Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 01/03/2017)
2017-01-04MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Plaintiff shall file its reply on or before January 23, 2017. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 1/4/2017. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 01/04/2017)
2017-01-2317REPLY to opposition to motion re 10 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
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