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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00708
Date Filed2017-04-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionThe American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning policies related to Global Entry revocations, suspensions, terminations, and confirmations. The Anti-Discrimination Committee also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Anti-Discrimination Committee filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-04-181COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4918937), CIVIL COVER SHEET by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office - Civil Process Clerk, # 3 Summons DHS Office of General Counsel, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Free, R.) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-182NOTICE of Filing - Exhibits to Complaint by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE re 1 Complaint,, Cover Sheet,, Request for Summons to Issue, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - March 8, 2017 FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B - CBP Web Portal Printout, # 3 Exhibit C - March 9, 2017 FOIA Modification, # 4 Exhibit D - CBP Web Portal Printout)(Free, R.) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-18ENTERED IN ERROR.....Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (sth) Modified on 4/19/2017 based on incorrect Deck. (sth). (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-18Case Reassigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-06-024NOTICE of Appearance by Chetan A. Patil on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-025MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-05MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to Plaintiff's complaint on or by July 3, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/5/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 06/05/2017)
2017-06-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 7/3/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-07-036ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION.(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 07/03/2017)
2017-07-05MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a 1 complaint and 6 answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by July 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/5/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 7/20/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-207NOTICE of Appearance by Kari E. D'Ottavio on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 07/20/2017)
2017-07-208Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Schedule for Disclosure by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Free, R.) (Entered: 07/20/2017)
2017-07-25MINUTE ORDER: In light of 8 parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall make its first production of responsive documents to Plaintiff on or around August 15, 2017. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or by August 31, 2017, including a proposed briefing schedule if necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/25/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-25Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/31/2017 (hs) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-25Set/Reset Deadlines : Defendant to produce first responsive documents to Plaintiff by 8/15/17. (kk) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
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