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Case TitleALLIED PROGRESS v. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00686
Date Filed2017-04-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffALLIED PROGRESS
Case DescriptionAllied Progress submitted a FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for records concerning correspondence between the agency and 12 listed U.S. Senators. Allied Progress also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, denied Allied Progress's request for expedited processing, and indicated it would address Allied Progress's request for a fee waiver later. Allied Progress submitted a second FOIA request to the agency for correspondence from a number of employees concerning various individuals or organizations. Allied Progress requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged the second request, denied Allied Progress's request for expedited processing and indicated it would consider its request for a fee waiver later. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Allied Progress filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
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2017-04-181COMPLAINT against CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4917440) filed by ALLIED PROGRESS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 LRCv7.1, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Hodes, Scott) (Main Document 1 replaced on 4/18/2017) (zsth). (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-182MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by ALLIED PROGRESS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Text of Proposed Order, # 5 Certificate of Service)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-18Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (sth) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-183SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-194ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on April 19, 2017. (NS) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-19MINUTE ORDER: On April 19, 2017, the Court held a telephonic conference on the record regarding Plaintiff's 2 Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction. As agreed to by the parties, Defendant shall file its response to the Motion by APRIL 25, 2017, and Plaintiff shall file its reply by APRIL 28, 2017. The briefing shall address, among other pertinent issues, whether Plaintiff has exhausted its administrative remedies, and if not, whether that precludes suit before this Court; the appropriateness of expedited processing for Plaintiff's FOIA requests; the volume of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA requests; the expected timeframe for producing such documents on both an expedited and non-expedited basis; and the viability of Plaintiff's APA claim. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 4/19/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-19Set/Reset Hearings: Telephone Conference on the record set for 4/19/2017 at 2:30 PM in Chambers before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (dot) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-19Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly: Telephone Conference held on 4/19/2017. (Court Reporter Lisa Foradori.) (dot) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Response to 2 due by 4/25/2017. Reply due by 4/28/2017. (dot) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-255NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher Charles Hair on behalf of CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (Hair, Christopher) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
2017-04-256NOTICE of Appearance by Fred Elmore Haynes on behalf of CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
2017-04-257Memorandum in opposition to re 2 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Raynell Lazier, # 2 Declaration Lisa Kosow)(Hair, Christopher) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
2017-04-288REPLY to opposition to motion re 2 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed by ALLIED PROGRESS. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-029RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/24/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 05/02/2017)
2017-05-0210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/24/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 05/02/2017)
2017-05-0211RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU served on 4/24/2017 (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 05/02/2017)
2017-05-0412MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/4/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-0413ORDER. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/4/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
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