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Case TitleWALLICK v. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv02063
Date Filed2016-10-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffRICHARD S. WALLICK
Case DescriptionRichard Wallick submitted a FOIA request to the Agricultural Marketing Service for records concerning an application submitted by the Organic Materials Review Commission. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Wallick filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantAGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
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Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [27]
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2016-10-171COMPLAINT against AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4710509) filed by Richard S. Wallick. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 10/17/2016)
2016-10-17Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (jd) (Entered: 10/17/2016)
2016-10-172SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 10/17/2016)
2016-11-213MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 11/21/2016)
2016-11-25MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to the Complaint on or before December 22, 2016. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/25/2016. (lcrc1) (Entered: 11/25/2016)
2016-12-224Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 12/22/2016)
2016-12-23MINUTE ORDER granting 4 Defendant's Consent Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to the Complaint on or before January 5, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 12/23/2016. (lcrc3) (Entered: 12/23/2016)
2016-12-28Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 1/5/2017, (tj) (Entered: 12/28/2016)
2017-01-065NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel J. Stotter on behalf of RICHARD S. WALLICK (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 01/06/2017)
2017-01-066MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/9/2017: # 2 Proposed Answer) (znmw). (Entered: 01/06/2017)
2017-01-067ANSWER to Complaint (lodged) by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE.(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 01/06/2017)
2017-01-09NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Docket Entry 7 Answer to Complaint was entered in error as a separate docket entry and has been added to Docket Entry 6 Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer, pending a ruling from the Court. (znmw) (Entered: 01/09/2017)
2017-01-13MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its answer on or before January 6, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 1/13/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-02-01MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before February 16, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/1/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 02/01/2017)
2017-02-148PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE (Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule) by RICHARD S. WALLICK. (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-14SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 8 the Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before April 17, 2017; Plaintiff shall file his combined cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition on or before May 19, 2017; Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before June 19, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file his reply on or before July 24, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/14/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motions due by 5/19/2017. Response to Cross Motions due by 6/19/2017. Reply to Cross Motions due by 7/24/2017. Summary Judgment motions due by 4/17/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/19/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/19/2017. (tj) (Entered: 02/15/2017)
2017-04-149Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Extend Briefing Schedule by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-04-17SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 9 Consent Motion to Extend Briefing Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that the briefing schedule set forth in the scheduling minute order of February 14, 2017 is VACATED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before May 1, 2017; Plaintiff shall file his combined cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition on or before June 1, 2017; Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before July 7, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file his reply on or before August 10, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 4/17/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-2810MOTION for Extension of Time to file dispositive motion by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-04-2811Memorandum in opposition to re 10 MOTION for Extension of Time to file dispositive motion filed by RICHARD S. WALLICK. (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-0812REPLY to opposition to motion re 10 MOTION for Extension of Time to file dispositive motion filed by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-11MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 10 Defendant's Motion to Extend Time, 11 Plaintiff's opposition, and 12 Defendant's reply, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the briefing schedule set forth in the scheduling minute order of April 17, 2017 is VACATED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before May 12, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/11/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-1213MOTION for Summary Judgment by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Gregory Bridges and Exhibits 1-4, # 2 Exhibit Vaughn Index, # 3 Statement of Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-1614Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply & Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Summary Judgment by RICHARD S. WALLICK (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
2017-05-16MINUTE ORDER granting 14 Plaintiff's Consent Motion for an Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file his combined opposition and cross motion for summary judgment on or before June 2, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/16/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
2017-06-0215MOTION for Summary Judgment & Memorandum of Points & Authorities by RICHARD S. WALLICK (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Richard Wallick & Exhibits A - E, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-0216RESPONSE re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by RICHARD S. WALLICK. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Richard Wallick & Exhibits A - E, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-1317Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment & Memorandum of Points & Authorities by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-13MINUTE ORDER granting 17 Consent Motion to Extend Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before June 29, 2017. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file his reply on or before July 24, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 6/13/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-2818Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment & Memorandum of Points & Authorities by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-2819Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-28MINUTE ORDER granting 18 and 19 Consent Motions to Extend Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before July 18, 2017. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file his reply on or before August 18, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 6/28/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 06/28/2017)
2017-06-30Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant combined response/reply due by 7/18/2017. Plaintiff's reply due by 7/18/2017. (gdf) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-07-1820Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment & Memorandum of Points & Authorities and reply in support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Suppl. Bridges Declaration, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Whitaker, Claire) Modified link on 7/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-1821REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE. (See Docket Entry 20 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-08-1822REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment & Memorandum of Points & Authorities filed by RICHARD S. WALLICK. (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-10-0523ORDER directing Defendant to submit disputed record for in camera review. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/05/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 10/05/2017)
2017-10-1324NOTICE (Defendant's Notice of Submission in Camera) by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE re 23 Order (Whitaker, Claire) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-1925NOTICE of Appearance by Rachel Doughty on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Doughty, Rachel) (Main Document 25 replaced on 10/20/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-11-2026ORDER granting in part and denying in part 13 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part 15 Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/20/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-2027MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part 13 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part 15 Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/20/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
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