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Case TitleROSENBERG et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00437
Date Filed2017-03-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCAROL ROSENBERG
PlaintiffMIAMI HERALD MEDIA COMPANY
Case DescriptionMiami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for emails sent by John Kelly, then commander of Southern Command, to Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security advisor to then President Obama. Rosenberg also requested expedited processing. The agency denied Rosenberg's request for expedited processing. Rosenberg then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000
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2017-03-101COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4872828) filed by CAROL ROSENBERG, MIAMI HERALD MEDIA COMPANY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Certificate Rule LCvR 7.1, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons)(Schulz, David) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-10Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (md) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-132LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by MIAMI HERALD MEDIA COMPANY. (md) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-04-124NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel J. Halainen on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-175RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/28/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/27/2017. (Schulz, David) (Main Document 5 replaced on 4/18/2017) (jf). (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-176RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General March 27, 2017. (Schulz, David) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-177RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 3/27/2017 (Schulz, David) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-278ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.(Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-279ORDER: 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 May 12, 2017. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Amit P. Mehta on 04/27/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-27Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 5/12/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-0410Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-04MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 10 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. The parties' Joint Status Report shall be due on or before May 19, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/04/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-04Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 5/19/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-1911Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 05/19/2017)
2017-05-22MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' respective positions concerning processing and production of responsive emails, the court orders Defendant to make a rolling production of responsive records (including redacted records) on June 12, 2017, July 7, 2017, and July 18, 2017. Thereafter, the parties shall meet and confer and notify the court no later than July 25, 2017, how they propose to proceed in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/22/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
2017-05-22Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Parties' notice to the Court due by 7/25/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 05/23/2017)
2017-07-1812Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Produce Records by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-1913Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-21MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 12 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time nunc pro tunc to July 19, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/21/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
2017-07-21MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 13 Second Joint Status Report, the court directs Defendant to complete production on or before August 18, 2017. After production is complete, the court orders the parties to meet and confer and notify the court no later than August 25, 2017, as to how they propose to proceed in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 07/21/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
2017-08-1614MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Production by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 08/16/2017)
2017-08-17MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 14 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Production. Defendant shall complete production on or before August 25, 2017. After production is complete, the court orders the parties to meet and confer and notify the court no later than September 1, 2017, as to how they propose to proceed in this matter. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 08/17/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-09-0115Joint STATUS REPORT by MIAMI HERALD MEDIA COMPANY, CAROL ROSENBERG. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schulz, David) (Entered: 09/01/2017)
2017-09-0516ORDER setting the schedule for further proceedings in this matter: (1) Defendant shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before October 18, 2017; (2) Plaintiffs shall file their Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendant's Motion on or before November 8, 2017; (3) Defendant shall file its Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 22, 2017; and (4) Plaintiffs shall file their Reply on or before December 13, 2017. See the attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/05/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-10-1217Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Halainen, Daniel) (Entered: 10/12/2017)
2017-10-13MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 17 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is now due on or before October 27, 2017; Plaintiffs shall file their Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment on or before November 17, 2017; Defendant's Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before December 8, 2017; and Plaintiffs' Reply is due on or before December 22, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/13/2017. (lcapm1) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
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