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Case TitleRobert Beard, et al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DistrictEastern District of Louisiana
CityNew Orleans
Case Number2:2017cv02668
Date Filed2017-03-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon
PlaintiffRobert Beard
PlaintiffCarolyn Milton
PlaintiffGarry Lewis
PlaintiffLivingston Town, LA
Case DescriptionRobert Beard and several neighbors submitted FOIA requests to the Army Corps of Engineers concerning access to water. The agency did not respond and Beard filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DefendantU.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
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2017-03-291COMPLAINT against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 053L-6054334) filed by Robert Beard. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)Attorney Joshua M. Lewis added to party Robert Beard(pty:pla).(Lewis, Joshua) Modified text on 4/3/2017 (jls). (Entered: 03/29/2017)
2017-03-302Initial Case Assignment to Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon and Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld. (jeg) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-03-303Amendment/Supplement to Document by All Plaintiffs re 1 Complaint, with attached exhibits (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5a, # 6 Exhibit 5b, # 7 Exhibit 6)(Lewis, Joshua) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-04-034Request of Summons Issued as to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers filed by All Plaintiffs re 1 Complaint,. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Lewis, Joshua) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-045Summons Issued as to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (ajn) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-05-026Request of Summons Issued as to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers filed by Robert Beard re 1 Complaint,. (Attachments: # 1 Summons No. 1, # 2 Summons No. 2)(Lewis, Joshua) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/3/2017) (ajn). (Attachment 2 replaced on 5/3/2017) (ajn). (Entered: 05/02/2017)
2017-05-037Summons Issued as to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(ajn) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-06-078EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)Attorney Brock Darren Dupre added to party U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(pty:dft).(Dupre, Brock) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-089ORDER granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint as to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers answer due 6/29/2017. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on 6/7/2017. (cms) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-2010EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Additional Counsel of Record Drake L. Lewis by Robert Beard. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Lewis, Joshua) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-2111ORDER granting 10 Motion to Enroll as Additional Counsel of Record, Attorney Drake L. Lewis, for Robert Beard. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on 6/21/2017. (ajn) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-2912ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.(Dupre, Brock) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-07-0713NOTICE: Scheduling Conference set for 7/18/2017 10:15 AM before case manager by telephone. (cbn) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-2814NOTICE: Scheduling Conference set for 8/17/2017 10:45 AM before case manager by telephone. (cbn) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-08-1515NOTICE: Scheduling Conference reset for 8/31/2017 10:45 AM before case manager by telephone. (cbn) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-09-0816SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/1/2018 10:30 AM before Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. Bench Trial set for 3/22/2018 09:00 AM before Judge Lemmon. All discovery must be completed by 1/2/2018. Signed by clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Pretrial Notice Form)(NEF: Mag. Judge van Meerveld)(cbn) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-12-0617MOTION to Compel Vaughn Index by Robert Beard. Motion referred to Janis van Meerveld. Motion(s) will be submitted on 1/3/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit EX A FOIA Denial Letter)(Lewis, Drake) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/7/2017: # 3 Notice of Submission (Civil Only)) (cms). Modified submission date on 12/7/2017 (cms). (Entered: 12/06/2017)
2017-12-2218RESPONSE/MEMORANDUM in Opposition filed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re 17 MOTION to Compel Vaughn Index . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Dupre, Brock) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2018-01-0219ORDERED that the parties contact Magistrate Judge Janis vanMeerveld within 10 days for the purpose of conducting a settlement conference. Settlement conference must be held before pre-trial. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on 1/2/2018. (cms) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-0420ORDER: DENIED as moot 17 Motion for a Vaughn Index. Signed by Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld on 1/4/2018. (ajn) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
2018-01-0521EXPARTE/CONSENT Joint MOTION to Continue Trial on the Merits and Related Cutoff Dates by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Dupre, Brock) (Entered: 01/05/2018)
2018-01-0922ORDER granting 21 Joint MOTION to Continue Trial on the Merits and Related Cutoff Dates filed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Trial on the merits is continued for 60 days. Scheduling Conference set for 1/30/2018 02:00 PM before case manager by telephone. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon.(ecm) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-1623ORDER SCHEDULING SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE: A Settlement Conference is set for Thursday, 4/19/2018 at 2:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld. The required settlement memoranda, are due no later than midnight on Thursday, 4/12/2018. Signed by Judge Jay C. Zainey on 1/16/2018.(ajn) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
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