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Case TitleAQUALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv00717
Date Filed2016-04-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffAQUALLIANCE
Case DescriptionAqualliance, a non-profit group focused on protecting the coastal waters of Northern California, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for applications pertaining to PN# SPK 2008-00861 related to the California Water Fix Project. The agency provided records but withheld names, addresses, and other identifying information in the records under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Aqualliance appealed the agency's decision, which was upheld. Aqualliance then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Exemption 6 - Invasion of privacy, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
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Complaint
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Opinion/Order [15]
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2016-04-151COMPLAINT against U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4488113) filed by AQUALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for U.S. Army Corps, # 3 Summons for U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons for Civil Process Clerk)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-152Corporate Disclosure Statement by AQUALLIANCE. (Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-15Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (md) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-254RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/25/2016. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/25/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 4 replaced on 4/26/2016) (znmw). (Entered: 04/25/2016)
2016-04-255RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS served on 4/22/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 5 replaced on 4/26/2016) (znmw). (Entered: 04/25/2016)
2016-04-256RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/25/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 6 replaced on 4/26/2016) (znmw). (Entered: 04/25/2016)
2016-04-297NOTICE of Appearance by Derrick Wayne Grace on behalf of UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 04/29/2016)
2016-05-198Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or otherwise respond by UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 05/19/2016)
2016-05-20MINUTE ORDER: Granting 8 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by June 8, 2016. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/20/16. (DJS) (Entered: 05/20/2016)
2016-06-089MOTION for Summary Judgment by UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration Platt, # 3 Declaration Faustino, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I, # 13 Exhibit J, # 14 Exhibit K, # 15 Exhibit L)(Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-06-1710Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment and for a Briefing Schedule by AQUALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 06/17/2016)
2016-06-20MINUTE ORDER: Granting 10 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Plaintiff will file its combined Motion for Summary Judgment and Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by July 6, 2016. Defendant will file its combined Response/Reply by August 1, 2016. Plaintiff's reply due by August 12, 2016. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/20/16. (DJS) (Entered: 06/20/2016)
2016-06-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motion due by 7/6/2016. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/1/2016. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/12/2016. (zsm) (Entered: 06/21/2016)
2016-07-0611MOTION for Summary Judgment by AQUALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Barbara Vlamis, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 07/06/2016)
2016-07-0612RESPONSE re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by AQUALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Barbara Vlamis, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 07/06/2016)
2016-08-0113REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. (Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 08/01/2016)
2016-08-1114REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by AQUALLIANCE. (Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 08/11/2016)
2017-03-2215MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re 9 , 11 the parties' cross-motions for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/22/2017. (lctsc2) (Entered: 03/22/2017)
2017-03-2216ORDER granting in part and denying in part 9 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; granting 11 Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. Defendant is ORDERED to release the withheld documents within 60 days of this Order. The parties are additionally ORDERED to file a joint status report by 5/22/2017. See Order for more details. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/22/2017. (lctsc2) (Entered: 03/22/2017)
2017-03-22Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/22/2017. (tb) (Entered: 03/22/2017)
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