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Case TitleCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv01020
Date Filed2016-05-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffCAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionCause of Action Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Army for records similar to a 1993 OMB email the Army had received concerning the use of conference calls. The agency told Cause of Action that it could find no records. Cause of Action appealed the agency's response, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Cause of Action filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
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2016-05-311COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4548242) filed by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet, # 9 Summons Department of the Army, # 10 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 11 Summons Civil Process Clerk)(Smith, Julie) (Entered: 05/31/2016)
2016-05-312LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Smith, Julie) (Entered: 05/31/2016)
2016-05-313NOTICE of Appearance by Ryan Patrick Mulvey on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 05/31/2016)
2016-06-01Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (dr) (Entered: 06/01/2016)
2016-06-014SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 06/01/2016)
2016-06-015NOTICE of Appearance by Lee A. Steven on behalf of CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE (Steven, Lee) (Entered: 06/01/2016)
2016-06-086RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY served on 6/7/2016 (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-06-087RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/6/2016. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-06-088RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/8/2016. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/8/2016. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-06-229NOTICE of Appearance by Derrick Wayne Grace on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 06/22/2016)
2016-06-22MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall appear for a status conference on July 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/22/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 06/22/2016)
2016-06-22Set/Reset Hearings: A Status Conference is set for 7/5/2016, at 10:30 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 06/22/2016)
2016-06-2410Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer and Joint Motion to Continue Status Conference by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (Grace, Derrick) (Entered: 06/24/2016)
2016-06-24MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Consent Motion for Extension of Time 10 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before July 29, 2016. The status conference previously scheduled for July 5, 2015, is hereby continued to August 2, 2016, at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/24/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 06/24/2016)
2016-06-27Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 7/29/2016. The Status Conference set for 7/5/2016 is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 8/2/2016, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 06/27/2016)
2016-07-1911NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Leon Drezner on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 07/19/2016)
2016-07-2512Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer and Joint Motion to Continue Status Conference by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 07/25/2016)
2016-07-25MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Consent Motion for Extension of Time 12 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before September 9, 2016. Plaintiff shall have 21 days to respond to any motion to dismiss filed by Defendant under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12. The status conference previously scheduled for August 2, 2016 is hereby continued to September 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/25/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 07/25/2016)
2016-07-25Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 9/9/2016. The Status Conference set for 8/2/2016 is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 9/13/2016, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 07/25/2016)
2016-09-0913ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY.(Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 09/09/2016)
2016-09-13Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 9/13/2016. Order forthcoming. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook). (kt) (Entered: 09/13/2016)
2016-09-13MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to file a joint status report on or before October 13, 2016. The joint status report is to include a proposal for a document processing schedule. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/13/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 09/13/2016)
2016-09-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due on or before 10/13/2016. (kt) (Entered: 09/13/2016)
2016-10-1314Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 10/13/2016)
2016-10-1415ORDER: See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/14/2016. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 10/14/2016)
2016-10-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/13/2017. (dot) (Entered: 10/14/2016)
2016-10-2116TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Randolph D. Moss held on September 13, 2016; Page Numbers: 1 - 10. Date of Issuance: October 21, 2016. Court Reporter: Jeff Hook. Contact information: 202-354-3373; jeff_hook@dcd.uscourts.gov. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order Form For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purcha sed from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter. NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 11/11/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/21/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/19/2017.(Hook, Jeff) (Entered: 10/21/2016)
2017-01-1317Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-13MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Joint Status Report 17 , the parties are hereby ORDERED to file a further joint status report on or before April 13, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/13/2017. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-13Set/Reset Deadlines: The parties are to file a further joint status report on or before 4/13/2017. (kt) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-04-1318Joint STATUS REPORT by CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE. (Mulvey, Ryan) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-13MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Joint Status Report 18 , the parties are hereby ORDERED to file a further joint status report on or before July 12, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/13/2017. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-13Set/Reset Deadlines: The parties are to file a further Joint Status Report on or before 7/12/2017. (kt) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-07-1219Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-12MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Joint Status Report 19 , the parties are hereby ORDERED to file a further joint status report on or before October 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/12/2017. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/10/2017. (kt) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
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