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Case TitleSTORY OF STUFF PROJECT et al v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00098
Date Filed2017-01-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffSTORY OF STUFF PROJECT
PlaintiffCOURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Story of Stuff Project and the Courage Campaign Institute submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning the water diversion facilities constructed and operated on Forest Service land near the West Fork of Strawberry Creek in the San Bernardino National Forest. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the Forest Service, the Story of Stuff Project and the Courage Campaign Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
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2017-01-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4806909) filed by Story of Stuff Project, Courage Campaign Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Civil Process Clerk, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons U.S. Forest Service)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-132Corporate Disclosure Statement by Story of Stuff Project. (Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-133Corporate Disclosure Statement by Courage Campaign Institute. (Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-174CIVIL COVER SHEET by STORY OF STUFF PROJECT, COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE re 1 Complaint, filed by STORY OF STUFF PROJECT, COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by STORY OF STUFF PROJECT, COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE.(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
2017-01-17Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
2017-01-175SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
2017-01-316RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/23/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Servvice)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 6 replaced on 2/1/2017) (jf). (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-01-317RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/23/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-01-318RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE served on 1/23/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-02-229Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 02/22/2017)
2017-02-22MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 9 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File an Answer. Defendant's responsive pleading shall now be due on or before April 14, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 02/22/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 02/22/2017)
2017-02-22Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responsive pleading due by 4/14/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-04-1310Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-14MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 10 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File an Answer. Defendant's responsive pleading shall now be due on or before May 16, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/14/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-04-14Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer to Complaint due by 5/16/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-05-1611Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
2017-05-17MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 11 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's responsive pleading is now due on or before June 15, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/17/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-17Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer to Complaint due by 6/15/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-06-1412Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-16MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 12 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's responsive pleading is now due on or before June 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 06/16/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-16Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responsive pleading due by 6/20/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-2013ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-2014ORDER: Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before July 7, 2017. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Amit P. Mehta on 06/20/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-20Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 7/7/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-07-0615Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE. (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-10MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 15 July 6, 2017, Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file another Joint Status Report, on or before September 14, 2017, which updates the court of their progress and, if necessary, proposes a briefing schedule for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/10/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-10Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 9/14/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-09-1416Joint STATUS REPORT by COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE, STORY OF STUFF PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-1417ORDER setting the schedule for further proceedings in this matter: (1) On or before October 2, 2017, Plaintiffs shall identify, by e-mail to counsel for Defendant, which withholdings and redactions they may want to challenge; (2) Defendant shall file a Vaughn Index for those documents on or before October 20, 2017; (3) On or before November 1, 2017, Plaintiffs shall identify which documents they wish to pursue in summary judgment; (4) Defendant shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before December 1, 2017; (5) Plaintiffs shall file their Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendant's Motion on or before December 29, 2017; (6) Defendant shall file its Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment on or before January 19, 2018; and (7) Plaintiffs shall file their Reply on or before February 2, 2018. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/14/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-14Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Vaughn Index due by 10/20/2017. Defendants Summary Judgment motion due by 12/1/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/29/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/18/2018. Plaintiffs Cross Motion due by 12/29/2017. Response to Cross Motion due by 1/19/2018. Reply to Cross Motion due by 2/2/2018. (zcdw) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
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