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Case TitleTOKAR v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv02410
Date Filed2016-12-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffDYLAN TOKAR
Case DescriptionDylan Tokar, a reporter at "Just Anti-Corruption," a trade publication for attorneys, submitted two FOIA requests to the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. His first request was for records concerning the selection of monitors under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His second request was for letters from potential defendants objecting to the release of the records requested in his first FOIA request. After hearing nothing further from the agency concerning his requests, Tokar filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2016-12-091COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4769558) filed by DYLAN TOKAR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 11 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 12 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 13 Summons Department of Justice)(Wheeler, John) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2016-12-09Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (sb) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2016-12-092SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2017-01-043NOTICE of Appearance by Bruce D. Brown on behalf of DYLAN TOKAR (Brown, Bruce) (Entered: 01/04/2017)
2017-01-244NOTICE of Appearance by Jeremy S. Simon on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-255Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-25MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Consent Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to the complaint on or before February 28, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 1/25/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-02-286ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-02-28MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before March 14, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/28/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-03-147Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Schedule by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-14MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 7 Joint Status Report and Proposed Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties meet, confer, and submit a joint status report on or before May 31, 2017. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/14/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/31/2017 (tj) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-05-318Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
2017-05-31SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER adopting 8 Status Report and Proposed Schedule: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before July 19, 2017; Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion and opposition on or before August 23, 2017; Defendant shall file any opposition and reply on or before September 13, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file any reply on or before October 4, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/31/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
2017-06-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Summary Judgment motions due by 7/19/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/23/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/13/2017. Plaintiff's Reply due by 10/4/2017 (hs) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-07-199MOTION for Summary Judgment , Local Rule 7(h) Statement, and Supporting Memorandum by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration of Peter C. Sprung)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-08-2310MOTION for Summary Judgment by DYLAN TOKAR (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, # 2 Statement of Facts and Response to Defendant's Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration of Dylan Tokar, # 4 Exhibit A to the Tokar Declaration, # 5 Exhibit B to the Tokar Declaration, # 6 Exhibit C to the Tokar Declaration, # 7 Exhibit D to the Tokar Declaration, # 8 Exhibit E to the Tokar Declaration, # 9 Exhibit F to the Tokar Declaration, # 10 Exhibit G to the Tokar Declaration, # 11 Exhibit H to the Tokar Declaration, # 12 Exhibit I to the Tokar Declaration, # 13 Exhibit J to the Tokar Declaration, # 14 Exhibit K to the Tokar Declaration, # 15 Exhibit L to the Tokar Declaration, # 16 Exhibit M to the Tokar Declaration, # 17 Exhibit N to the Tokar Declaration, # 18 Exhibit O to the Tokar Declaration, # 19 Text of Proposed Order, # 20 Certificate of Service)(Brown, Bruce) (Entered: 08/23/2017)
2017-08-2311Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION for Summary Judgment , Local Rule 7(h) Statement, and Supporting Memorandum filed by DYLAN TOKAR. (See Docket Entry 10 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-09-1112Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Reply and Opposition and to Adjust Remaining Deadlines in Briefing Schedule by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-11MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Defendant's Consent Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its reply in support of its motion for summary judgment and its opposition to Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment on or before September 27, 2017. It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file its reply to Defendant's opposition to Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment on or before October 25, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 09/11/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
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