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Case TitleCORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE v. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv02252
Date Filed2016-11-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffCORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Cornucopia Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Agricultural Marketing Service for records concerning applications for vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board. The agency told the Cornucopia Institute that it had found 671 pages, but no records were released. Cornucopia Institute filed an administrative appeal, which was denied by the agency. Cornucopia Institute then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantAGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
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2016-11-141COMPLAINT against AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4742507) filed by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 11/14/2016)
2016-11-15Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (sb) (Entered: 11/15/2016)
2016-11-152SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 11/15/2016)
2016-11-183NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel J. Stotter on behalf of CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 11/18/2016)
2016-12-074Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 12/07/2016)
2016-12-08MINUTE ORDER granting defendant's 4 consent motion for an extension of time to answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by January 31, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 12/8/2016.(lcabj3) (Entered: 12/08/2016)
2016-12-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer to the Complaint due by 1/31/2017. (tg) (Entered: 12/08/2016)
2017-01-315Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Complaint by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-02-01MINUTE ORDER granting defendant's 5 consent motion for an extension of time to answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by March 6, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 2/1/2017.(lcabj3) (Entered: 02/01/2017)
2017-03-066Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-07MINUTE ORDER granting defendant's 6 unopposed motion for an extension of time to answer. Defendant shall file a responsive pleading by March 14, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 3/7/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-137Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-13MINUTE ORDER granting defendant's 7 motion for an extension of time to answer. Defendant shall file a responsive pleading by April 12, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 3/13/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-04-128Joint MOTION to Stay by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-14MINUTE ORDER granting the parties' 8 joint motion to stay. The parties shall file a joint status report by May 12, 2017, if the matter has not been voluntarily dismissed by that date, to update the Court on the status of the negotiations, and to propose a schedule for further proceedings, if necessary. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 4/14/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-05-119WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED 05/12/17.....MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion to Stay by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Johnson, Wyneva) Modified on 5/21/2017 (jth). (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-12MINUTE ORDER. Defendant's 9 motion to extend the stay does not comply with Local Civil Rule 7(m). Defendant shall inform the Court of plaintiff's position on the motion to extend the stay by May 16, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/12/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-1210NOTICE to the Court by AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-1211Joint STATUS REPORT by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-15MINUTE ORDER. In light of the 11 joint status report, the stay in this matter is hereby extended until June 12, 2017. The parties shall file a further joint status report by June 12, 2017, if the matter has not been voluntarily dismissed by that date, to update the Court on the status of the matter, and to propose a schedule for further proceedings, if necessary. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/15/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-05-15Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 6/12/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-05-16Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/12/2017. (tb) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
2017-06-1212Joint STATUS REPORT by CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE. (Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-1413ORDER REFERRING CASE to a Magistrate Judge to conduct a mediation concerning attorneys' fees that is to be completed by July 18, 2017. If the matter has not been resolved by July 18, 2017, the following briefing schedule will apply: Plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees will be due by August 18, 2017. Defendant's opposition will be due by September 18, 2017. Plaintiff's reply will be due by October 13, 2017. See Order for complete details. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/14/2017.(lcabj3) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-14CASE RANDOMLY REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson for Mediation to be completed by July 18, 2017. (sth) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-15Set/Reset Hearings: Settlement Conference scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. The parties' request that all mediation proceedings be handled via telephonic communication is GRANTED. (lcdar2) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-27Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson: Settlement Conference conducted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; mediation concluded. (lcdar2) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
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