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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00597
Date Filed2017-04-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffBRAD HEATH Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC
doing business as USA TODAY
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and reporter Brad Heath submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for warrants to surveil the Trump campaign's communications with Russian agents. JMP and Heath also requested expedited processing. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and granted expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, JMP and Heath filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-04-041COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4899620) filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, BRAD HEATH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons DOJ, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-04Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-062LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-063SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-064ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on April 6, 2017. (NS) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-155AMENDED COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, BRAD HEATH.(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-196NOTICE of Appearance by Amy E. Powell on behalf of All Defendants (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/10/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DOJ receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4-10-2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USAG receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-249RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/10/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/10/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USADC receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-05-1010ANSWER to 5 Amended Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Related document: 5 Amended Complaint filed by BRAD HEATH, JAMES MADISON PROJECT.(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-1011ORDER. The parties shall MEET AND CONFER and file a Joint Status Report proposing a schedule for proceeding in this matter by no later than MAY 24, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/10/2017. (lcckk3) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/24/2017. (kt) (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-2312Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 05/23/2017)
2017-05-23MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of the parties' 12 Joint Status Report, wherein the parties propose a briefing schedule for this matter. The parties shall adhere to the following schedule: Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment no later than JULY 14, 2017. Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendant's motion, and their own cross-motion for summary judgment, no later than AUGUST 14, 2017. Defendant shall file its reply and its opposition to Plaintiffs' cross-motion no later than AUGUST 31, 2017. Plaintiffs shall file their reply no later than SEPTEMBER 14, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/23/2017. (lcckk3) (Entered: 05/23/2017)
2017-07-1413MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of G. Bradley Weinsheimer, # 2 Exhibits to Weinsheimer Declaration, # 3 Declaration of David Hardy, # 4 Exhibits to Hardy Declaration, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-1414ERRATA to Document 13-4 - Exhibits to the Hardy Declaration by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-08-0915Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by BRAD HEATH, JAMES MADISON PROJECT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-0916ORDER GRANTING 15 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 8/9/2017. (lcckk3) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiffs' Response to 13 due by 8/18/2017. Defendant's Reply due by 9/12/2017. Plaintiffs' Reply due by 9/28/17. (dot) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-1817Memorandum in opposition to re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by BRAD HEATH, JAMES MADISON PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts (Response), # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-08-1818Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by BRAD HEATH, JAMES MADISON PROJECT (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-09-0719NOTICE of Change of Address by Amy E. Powell (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-0820Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-11MINUTE ORDER. The Court is in receipt of Defendant's 20 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Summary Judgment Opposition and Reply. Defendant requests an additional three days to file its pleading because defense counsel is busy with other matters. This is Defendant's first request to extend this particular deadline and Plaintiff does not oppose. Defendant acknowledges that its motion is untimely, but represents that any future motions for extensions will be filed on time. Defendant's motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall file its Summary Judgment Opposition and Reply by no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Plaintiff shall file its Reply by no later than SEPTEMBER 29, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 9/11/2017. (lcckk3) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Response to 18 Cross Motions due by 9/15/2017. Defendant's Reply to 13 Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/15/2017. Plaintiffs' Reply to 18 Cross Motions due by 9/29/2017. (dot) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-1521REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-1522Memorandum in opposition to re 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Response to Pls Statement of Facts, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-18Case directly reassigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
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