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Case TitleNISKANEN CENTER, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00676
Date Filed2017-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffNISKANEN CENTER, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Niskanen Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking records from the National Coal Council, an advisory committee established by the agency. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked the Niskanen Center if it was requesting a fee waiver. The agency granted the Niskanen Center a fee waiver, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Niskanen Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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2017-04-171COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4916948), CIVIL COVER SHEET by NISKANEN CENTER, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-18Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-182SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-18SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General.....SUMMONS NOT FILED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. (zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-183ENTERED IN ERROR....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) Modified on 4/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-184ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) Modified on 4/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-205REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-206REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-207SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-05-258NOTICE of Appearance by Melanie Dyani Hendry on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
2017-05-259ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 05/25/2017)
2017-05-26MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule by June 8, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/26/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-05-26Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 6/8/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-06-0710Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-07MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall submit a joint status report on or before August 31, 2017, to update the Court on the status of the case, and, if any issues remain, to propose a summary-judgment briefing schedule. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/7/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/31/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-08-3011Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
2017-08-30MINUTE ORDER ADOPTING 11 Joint Status Report. The Court ORDERS that on or before October 27, 2017, the parties shall submit a Joint Status Report and, if any issues remain, provide a proposed briefing schedule to the Court. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 8/30/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
2017-08-30Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/27/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-10-1712NOTICE of Appearance by Eric Robert Glitzenstein on behalf of NISKANEN CENTER, INC. (Glitzenstein, Eric) (Entered: 10/17/2017)
2017-10-2713Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-27MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' briefing schedule as set out in their 13 status report. The Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be filed on or before December 15, 2017; 2) Plaintiff's opposition and cross-motion shall be filed on or before February 1, 2018; 3) Defendant's opposition and reply shall be filed on or before March 22, 2018; and 4) Plaintiff's reply shall be filed on or before April 19, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/27/17. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/27/2017) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
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