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Case TitleSTEIN v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00189
Date Filed2017-01-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffJEFFREY STEIN
Case DescriptionJournalist Jeffrey Stein submitted FOIA requests to the CIA and a number of other agencies for records concerning discussions to provide 15 individuals associated with the Trump campaign and presidency with access to classified information. Stein also requested expedited processing. The CIA issued a Glomar response, neither confirming nor denying access. The other agencies failed to respond to the expedited processing requests or the substance of the request. Stein then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantOFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
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2017-01-311COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4824839) filed by JEFFREY STEIN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons (10))(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-01-312NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by JEFFREY STEIN. Case related to Case No. 17-72. (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-01-31Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsb) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-01-313SUMMONS (10) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/31/2017)
2017-02-014Case randomly reassigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. Judge Christopher R. Cooper is no longer assigned to the case as it is not a related case. (ztnr) (Entered: 02/01/2017)
2017-02-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 2/7/2017; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 2/7/2017; DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 2/6/2017; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION served on 2/6/2017; DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 2/7/2017; DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 2/7/2017; OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT served on 2/6/2017; OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE served on 2/7/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/7/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/9/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/7/17. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 02/09/2017)
2017-02-276AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by JEFFREY STEIN.(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-03-027NOTICE of Appearance by Eva Lucia Bitran on behalf of All Defendants (Bitran, Eva) (Entered: 03/02/2017)
2017-03-148ANSWER to 6 Amended Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Related document: 6 Amended Complaint filed by JEFFREY STEIN.(Bitran, Eva) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-04-28MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure appear to be inapplicable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and propose a schedule for proceeding in this matter. The schedule shall address the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, whether and when either party anticipates filing a dispositive motion, and any other pertinent issues. The parties shall file a joint status report that addresses these issues and that contains a proposed schedule and proposed order not later than 5/18/17. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/28/17. (DJS) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-02Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/18/2017. (tb) (Entered: 05/02/2017)
2017-05-189Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Bitran, Eva) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-06-0510Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Bitran, Eva) (Entered: 06/05/2017)
2017-06-09MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall file a Joint Status Report and proposed order by 6/23/17. A Status Conference is hereby set for 6/26/17 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/9/17. (DJS) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-13Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 6/23/2017. Status Conference set for 6/26/2017 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-2311Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Bitran, Eva) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-06-26MINUTE ORDER: For the reasons stated in court at the hearing held on 6/26/2017, Defendant CIA is ORDERED to complete its search for responsive records by 7/31/2017 and FURTHER ORDERED to begin producing documents to Plaintiff on 8/10/2017 and the 10th of every month thereafter. As indicated in court, the parties need not submit regular status reports, but instead should only notify the court if any issues with production arise. The parties shall also make every effort to confer and jointly submit any future proposals regarding production deadlines or briefing schedules. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/26/2017. (lctsc2) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-26Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 6/26/2017 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: See Minute Order previously entered. (Court Reporter Pat Kaneshiro-Miller) (tb) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-08-2412NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Lynn Yuhee Lee on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Eva Bitran (Lee, Lynn) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-09-08MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall file a joint status report on 9/22/17 and every 90 days thereafter. To the extent the status report contains a proposed briefing schedule, the parties shall also submit a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/8/17. (DJS) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/22/2017. (tb) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-1313Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Status Report by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lee, Lynn) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
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