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Case TitleHOUSER v. CHURCH et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv01142
Date Filed2016-06-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffGEORGE D. HOUSER
Case DescriptionGeorge Houser, a federal prisoner, submitted FOIA requests to the IRS for records concerning himself. Dissatisfied with the agency's limited response, Houser filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDIANA CHURCH Public Liaison for Georgia, Freedom of Information Act Headquaters
TERMINATED: 06/22/2016
DefendantCASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE Disclosure Officer 10000699382
TERMINATED: 06/22/2016
DefendantEDWARD T. KILLEN Director, Office of Governmental Liaison
TERMINATED: 06/22/2016
DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE As a Bureau of the Department of the Treasury
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
TERMINATED: 06/22/2016
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Opinion/Order [35]
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2016-06-221COMPLAINT against DIANA CHURCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, EDWARD T. KILLEN, CASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE filed by GEORGE D. HOUSER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-222NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by GEORGE D. HOUSER. Case related to Case No. 16-CV-804 RBW. (td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-223MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-224PRISONER ACCOUNT STATEMENT by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-225ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $68.62 from Prison Account of George D. Houser and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/21/16. (td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-226ORDERED that the complaint against the individual defendants Diana Church, Cassandra E. Knight-Paige and Edward T. Killen is Dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915A(b)(1). Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/21/16; (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DETAILS) (td). (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-06-22Initiating Pleading & IFP Application Received on 6/2/16. (td) (Entered: 06/23/2016)
2016-07-077SUMMONS Issued as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (md) (Entered: 07/07/2016)
2016-07-218RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE served on 7/18/2016 (td) (Entered: 07/26/2016)
2016-08-119MOTION to Dismiss by DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration of Brenda Lee Rivers, # 4 Declaration of William M. Rowe)(Tobin, Olga) (Entered: 08/11/2016)
2016-08-1210Order advising plaintiff to respond by 9/12/2016 to the 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, or the Court may treat the motion as conceded. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 8/12/16. (ms) (Entered: 08/12/2016)
2016-08-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 9/12/2016 (hs) (Entered: 08/12/2016)
2016-09-1211MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 09/14/2016)
2016-09-16MINUTE ORDER: The plaintiff's 11 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and his Response to 9 the defendants' MOTION to Dismiss is due by 11/11/2016. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 9/16/16. (ms) (Entered: 09/16/2016)
2016-09-16Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Response due by 11/11/2016 (hs) (Entered: 09/16/2016)
2016-11-1712MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 11/21/2016)
2016-11-22MINUTE ORDER: The plaintiff's 12 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and his opposition to the defendants' 9 MOTION to Dismiss is due by 12/2/2016. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/22/16. (ms) (Entered: 11/22/2016)
2016-12-1313MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 12/13/2016)
2016-12-13Partial Filing Fee Received from GEORGE D. HOUSER in the amount of $34.60, receipt number: 4616082014. (zrdj) (Entered: 12/14/2016)
2016-12-15MINUTE ORDER: The plaintiff's 13 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and his opposition or other response to the defendants' 9 MOTION to Dismiss is due by 12/23/2016. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 12/15/16. (ms) (Entered: 12/15/2016)
2016-12-1514MOTION for Order to Set Defendants' Deadline to File a Reply by DIANA CHURCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, EDWARD T. KILLEN, CASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tobin, Olga) (Entered: 12/15/2016)
2016-12-1915MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (jf) (Entered: 12/21/2016)
2016-12-20MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the Defendants' Motion to Set Defendants' Deadline to File a Reply in the Event the Plaintiff Files an Opposition to the Service's Motion to Dismiss 14 is granted in part. The plaintiff's opposition to the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss [ECF No. 9] is due by December 23, 2016, and the Defendant's reply, if any, is due by January 11, 2017. The defendants' request that no further extensions be granted to the plaintiff to file his opposition or otherwise respond to the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is denied without prejudice. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 12/20/16. (ms) (Entered: 12/20/2016)
2016-12-2716MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (jf) (Entered: 12/30/2016)
2017-01-1717MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-2318MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-25MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiff's motions for extensions of time 15 16 17 18 are granted nunc pro tunc, and his opposition or other response to defendants' 9 Motion to Dismiss is due by 1/26/2017. No further extensions of time will be granted absent a showing of extraordinary circumstances. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 1/25/17. (ms) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-3019Final MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 02/01/2017)
2017-02-0120Memorandum in opposition to re 19 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DIANA CHURCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, EDWARD T. KILLEN, CASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Tobin, Olga) (Entered: 02/01/2017)
2017-02-1622MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 02/21/2017)
2017-02-1721Memorandum in opposition to re 19 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DIANA CHURCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, EDWARD T. KILLEN, CASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Tobin, Olga) (Attachment 1 replaced on 2/21/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 02/17/2017)
2017-02-2723MOTION to Strike the Declaration of William M. Rowe 9 MOTION to Dismiss by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-02-2724MOTION for Summary Judgment by GEORGE D. HOUSER (Attachments: # 1 Affidavits)(td) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-03-0325MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond To The Plaintiff's Motion To Strike, Summary Judgment Motion And Any Related Briefing by INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tobin, Olga) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
2017-03-0326ERRATA by GEORGE D. HOUSER 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by GEORGE D. HOUSER. (td) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-06MINUTE ORDER: Defendants' 25 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and their opposition to plaintiff's motions to strike and for summary judgment, and their reply to plaintiff's opposition to their motion to dismiss, if any, are due by May 5, 2017. Plaintiff's 19 22 motions for extension of time are granted nunc pro tunc. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 3/6/17. (ms) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/5/2017. (hs) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-3127NOTICE of Time Delay To Apprise the Court of Difficulty Filing by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-03-3128MOTION to Seek the Court's Permission Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(b)(1)(B)to Address Defendant's Oppositions to Plaintiff's Eight and Ninth Extensions of Time by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-05-0529REPLY to opposition to motion re 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 23 MOTION to Strike 9 MOTION to Dismiss , 9 MOTION to Dismiss filed by DIANA CHURCH, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, EDWARD T. KILLEN, CASSANDRA E. KNIGHT-PAIGE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Olga L. Tobin, # 2 Exhibit 1: Letter to Houser, # 3 Exhibit 2: USPS Delivery Confirmation)(Tobin, Olga) (Entered: 05/05/2017)
2017-05-1930MOTION for Extension of Time to File Reply as to 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment by GEORGE D. HOUSER (jf) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
2017-06-1631MOTION for Extension of Time to Assess Defendant's Additional Disclosure by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Main Document 31 replaced on 6/20/2017) (td). (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-07-07MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiff's Motion to Seek the Court's Permission Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure[] 6(b)(1)(B) to Address Defendant's Oppositions to Plaintiff's Eighth and Ninth Extensions of Time 28 is DENIED. His Motion to Extend Time to Assess Defendants' Additional Disclosures 31 is DENIED. The basis of his request was his inability to view an encrypted disk, and defendant's counsel has mailed hard copies of the documents to him. See Tobin Decl. [ECF No. 29-1] 2-3, 5-6. Plaintiff's Motion to Extend Time 30 is GRANTED, and he shall file his reply to defendant's opposition to his motion for summary judgment by 7/28/2017. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 7/6/17. (ms) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Reply in support of its Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/28/2017. (hs) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-08-0732REPLY to opposition to motion re 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by GEORGE D. HOUSER. (td) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-1833MOTION for Extension of Time to Explain Delay in Completing Final Reply by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-2834MOTION for Extension of Time for one day to File Response/Reply as to 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment by GEORGE D. HOUSER (td) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-09-2235MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying 23 the plaintiff's Motion to Strike the Declaration of William M. Rowe; denying 24 the plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 33 34 the plaintiff's motions for extensions of time; and granting in part and denying in part 9 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Count One of the plaintiff's Complaint survives. By November 10, 2017, the defendant either shall file a renewed motion for summary judgment or shall propose a schedule for further proceedings in this case. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 9/22/17. (ms) (Entered: 09/22/2017)
2017-10-1336MOTION for Order to Correct the Record by GEORGE D. HOUSER (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2)(td)"Leave to file is granted" by Judge Walton (Entered: 10/16/2017)
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