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Case TitleCHASE v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00274
Date Filed2017-02-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffDENNIS CHASE
Case DescriptionDennis Chase, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Marshals Service for records about himself. He also submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records about his case. The agencies acknowledged receipt of his requests, but after hearing nothing further from either agency, Chase filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantEXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS
DefendantUNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2017-02-131COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA filed by DENNIS CHASE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-132MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by DENNIS CHASE (td) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-133PRISONER ACCOUNT STATEMENT by DENNIS CHASE (td) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-134ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $16.84 from Prison Account of DENNIS CHASE and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 2/9/17. (td) (Entered: 02/14/2017)
2017-02-155SUMMONS (4) Issued as to EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jd) (Entered: 02/15/2017)
2017-02-226RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/16/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/18/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS served on 2/16/2017; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA served on 2/16/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/16/17. (td) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-03-207ANSWER to 1 Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-20MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the Government shall file any motion for summary judgment by April 20, 2017, with Plaintiff's opposition and any cross motion due by May 19, 2017, the Government's reply (and possible opposition) due by June 9, 2017, and any reply by Plaintiff due by June 30, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/20/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 4/20/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/19/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/9/2017. Replies due by 6/30/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 03/21/2017)
2017-04-038ERRATA (Modification of Plaintiff's Motion Under the FOIA and Privacy Acts by DENNIS CHASE. (td) (Entered: 04/05/2017)
2017-04-079RESPONSE re 7 Answer to 1 Complaint filed by DENNIS CHASE. (jf) (Entered: 04/10/2017)
2017-04-10MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 9 Response is STRICKEN given that Defendants' Answer is not a motion for summary judgment and thus any "response" to an Answer is inappropriate. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/10/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 04/10/2017)
2017-04-1310MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-13MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their motion for summary judgment on or before May 15, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/13/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 5/15/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-05-1111MOTION to Stay Proceedings by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-11MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 11 Motion to Stay. The Court ORDERS that Defendants provide the Court with a status update by July 14, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/11/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-12Case Stayed, Set/Reset Deadlines:( Status Report due by 7/14/2017) (nbn) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-06-0512MOTION to Lift Stay by DENNIS CHASE (td) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-2113Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION to Lift Stay filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-21MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 12 Motion to Lift Stay is DENIED as premature. Defendant is scheduled to update the Court by July 14, 2017, on its processing, and Plaintiff may weigh in thereafter if he disagrees with a further schedule set by the Court. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/21/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant is scheduled to update the Court by July 14, 2017, on its processing. (znbn) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-07-1414STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A through C)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-14MINUTE ORDER: Per Defendants' 14 Status Report, Defendants shall file a further status report on or before August 14, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/14/17. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 8/14/2017. (znbn) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-08-1415STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
2017-08-15MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file a further Status Report by September 15, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 8/15/17.(lcjeb1) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 9/15/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-09-0516RESPONSE re 14 Status Report, 15 Status Report filed by DENNIS CHASE. (jf) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-0517MOTION to Lift Stay by DENNIS CHASE. (See Docket Entry 16 to view document) (jf) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-1518STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David M. Hardy)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-1519RESPONSE re 17 MOTION to Lift Stay filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David M. Hardy)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-18MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiff's 17 Motion to Lift Stay is GRANTED IN PART; 2) The Stay is LIFTED; and 3) Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due by October 16, 2017, with Plaintiff's Opposition due by November 16, 2017, and Defendant's Reply by November 30, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/18/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-09-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 10/16/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/16/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/30/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 09/19/2017)
2017-09-1920MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint by DENNIS CHASE (td) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-2021MOTION for in Camera Review by DENNIS CHASE; "Leave to file GRANTED" by Judge James E. Boasberg (td) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-09-21MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 21 Motion for In Camera Review is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. He may raise the issue in the context of the summary-judgment briefing, but such a request is premature at this point. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/21/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-10-10MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 20 Motion to Amend is GRANTED, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is added as a Defendant in this action. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/10/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-1322MOTION to Modify Briefing Schedule by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-13MINUTE ORDER: The Court GRANTS Defendants' 22 Motion to Modify the Briefing Schedule and ORDERS that 1) Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before November 16, 2017; 2) Plaintiff's Opposition shall be filed on or before December 18, 2017; and 3) Defendants' Reply shall be filed on or before January 8, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/13/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 11/16/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/18/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/8/2018. (nbn) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-1323NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-1324Letter from Plaintiff ; "Leave to file GRANTED" by Judge James E. Boasberg (Copy docket sheet mailed to plaintiff) (td) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-10-1925MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Summary Judgment Motion by DENNIS CHASE (jf) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-23MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 25 Motion for Extension is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE as premature. Should he need an extension once he has reviewed Defendants' motion for summary judgment, he may so move. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/23/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-11-1326MOTION for Court to Order Defendants to Respond by DENNIS CHASE (td) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-16MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 26 Motion is GRANTED, and the Clerk shall mail him a copy of ECF No. 18. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/16/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-1627MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR U.S. ATTORNEYS, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-16MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 27 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendants shall file their Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 20, 2017. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/16/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants Summary Judgment motions due by 11/20/2017. (lsj) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
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