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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00163
Date Filed2017-01-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for an unredacted copy of the ODNI assessment concerning Russian interference with the 2016 election. EPIC also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
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2017-01-251COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4818547) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General for the United States, # 3 Summons Office of the Director of National Intelligence, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-252Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-253NOTICE of Appearance by Marc Rotenberg on behalf of ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Rotenberg, Marc) (Entered: 01/25/2017)
2017-01-264REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 01/26/2017)
2017-01-27Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 01/27/2017)
2017-01-275SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/27/2017)
2017-02-106AMENDED COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/10/2017)
2017-02-217RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/10/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/12/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/21/2017)
2017-02-218RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/14/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/21/2017)
2017-02-219RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE served on 2/15/2017 (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/21/2017)
2017-03-0910NOTICE of Appearance by Jennie Leah Kneedler on behalf of OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
2017-03-0911Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 6 Amended Complaint or Otherwise Respond to Amended Complaint by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
2017-03-09MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Defendant's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall respond to 6 the Amended Complaint on or before March 17, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/9/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
2017-03-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Answer to the Amended Complaint due by 3/17/2017, (hs) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-1712ANSWER to 6 Amended Complaint by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Related document: 6 Amended Complaint filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-17MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before April 3, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/17/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-04-0313PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE re Order by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-03MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 13 Proposed Briefing Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall process and release all non-exempt portions of the record responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request on or before May 3, 2017, and the parties shall file a joint status report on or before May 17, 2017 addressing the need for further briefing. SO ORDERED.. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 4/3/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-05-1714Joint STATUS REPORT by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-17SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER adopting 14 Joint Status Report and Proposed Order: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before June 19, 2017; Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion or opposition on or before July 18, 2017; Defendant shall file any opposition or reply on or before August 7, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file any reply on or before August 22, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/17/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 6/19/2017. Plaintiff's Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/18/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/7/2017. Reply due by 8/22/2017. (hs) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-06-1615Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-16MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Defendant's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before June 21, 2017; Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion or opposition on or before July 20, 2017; Defendant shall file any opposition or reply on or before August 9, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file any reply on or before August 24, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 6/16/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-2116Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-2617MOTION for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Edward Gistaro, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-07-05MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Defendant's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before June 26, 2017; Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion or opposition on or before July 25, 2017; Defendant shall file any opposition or reply on or before August 14, 2017; and Plaintiff shall file any reply on or before August 29, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 7/5/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motions due by 7/25/2017. Response to Cross Motions due by 8/14/2017. Reply to Cross Motions due by 8/29/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/25/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/14/2017. (tj) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-2518Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Exhibits 1-7, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-2519Memorandum in opposition to re 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Exhibits 1-7, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-08-0820Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-08MINUTE ORDER granting 20 Defendant's Consent Motion for Enlargement of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before August 21, 2017 and Plaintiff shall file its reply on or before September 5, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 8/8/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Dispositive Motions due by 8/21/2017. Reply to Dispositive Motions due by 9/5/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/21/2017. (tj) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-2121MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-22MINUTE ORDER granting 21 Defendant's Motion for Enlargement of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its combined opposition and reply on or before August 22, 2017 and Plaintiff shall file its reply on or before September 6, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 8/22/2017. (lcrc1) (Entered: 08/22/2017)
2017-08-2222Memorandum in opposition to re 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Dustin Razsi, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Main Document 22 replaced on 8/23/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 08/22/2017)
2017-08-2223REPLY to opposition to motion re 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Dustin Razsi)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Main Document 23 replaced on 8/23/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 08/22/2017)
2017-09-0624REPLY to opposition to motion re 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
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