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Case TitleElectronic Frontier Foundation v. US Department of Justice
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2017cv03263
Date Filed2017-06-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Vince Chhabria
PlaintiffElectronic Frontier Foundation
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the review of National Security Letter procedures. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but told EFF that it could not locate a main file responsive to the request. EFF filed an administrative appeal. After the agency failed to respond to EFF's appeal, EFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
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2017-06-071COMPLAINT against US Department of Justice ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11450954.). Filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Crocker, Andrew) (Filed on 6/7/2017) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-072Proposed Summons. (Crocker, Andrew) (Filed on 6/7/2017) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-073Certificate of Interested Entities by Electronic Frontier Foundation (Crocker, Andrew) (Filed on 6/7/2017) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-074NOTICE of Appearance by Aaron David Mackey (Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 6/7/2017) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-075Case assigned to Hon. Vince Chhabria. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening. Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. (cfeS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2017) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-096Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras Case Management Statement due by 8/29/2017. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/5/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(farS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2017) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-097Summons Issued as to United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (farS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2017) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-138SUMMONS Returned Executed (FOIA) by Electronic Frontier Foundation. United States Department of Justice served on 6/9/2017, answer due 7/10/2017. (Crocker, Andrew) (Filed on 6/13/2017) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-07-109NOTICE of Appearance by Julia Alexandra Berman (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 7/10/2017) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-1010ANSWER to Complaint byUnited States Department of Justice. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Berman, Julia) (Filed on 7/10/2017) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-08-1511ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 8/15/2017) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-1512NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 8/15/2017) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-1513ADR Clerk's Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 3:00 PM Pacific time. Please note that you must be logged into an ECF account of counsel of record in order to view this document. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/15/2017) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-2314CLERK'S NOTICE RESCHEDULING THE INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE. Case Management Statement due by 9/12/2017. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/19/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/23/2017) (Entered: 08/23/2017)
2017-08-2915ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference held by Tamara Lange on August 29, 2017. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/29/2017) (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-09-1216JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 9/12/2017) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-1217STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Set Productiion Schedule and Vacate Case Management Conference filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 9/12/2017) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
2017-09-1318Order by Hon. Vince Chhabria granting 17 Stipulation to Set Productiion Schedule and Vacate Case Management Conference. Status Report due by 10/19/2017 and the 15th day of each month thereafter until the processing of records is complete.(knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/13/2017) (Entered: 09/13/2017)
2017-10-1919STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 10/19/2017) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-11-1520STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 11/15/2017) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-12-1521STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 12/15/2017) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2018-01-1622STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 1/16/2018) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
2018-02-1523STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 2/15/2018) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-03-1524Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 3/15/2018) Modified on 3/16/2018 (fabS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-04-1625STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 4/16/2018) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-05-1526JOINT STATUS REPORT by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 5/15/2018) Modified on 5/16/2018 (fabS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-06-1527STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Berman, Julia) (Filed on 6/15/2018) (Entered: 06/15/2018)
2018-07-1628STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report by United States Department of Justice. (Heiman, Julia) (Filed on 7/16/2018) (Entered: 07/16/2018)
2018-07-1929ORDER RE SUMMARY JUDGMENT BRIEFING. Cross Motions due by 10/19/2018. Motions due by 9/14/2018. Motion Hearing set for 12/13/2018 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 04, 17th Floor before Judge Vince Chhabria.. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 7/19/2018. (knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/19/2018) (Entered: 07/19/2018)
2018-09-1330STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Stipulated Request for an Extension of the Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule filed by United States Department of Justice. (Heiman, Julia) (Filed on 9/13/2018) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-1431Order by Judge Vince Chhabria granting 30 Stipulated Request for an Extension of the Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule. Motion Hearing set for 12/20/2018 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 04, 17th Floor before Judge Vince Chhabria.(knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/14/2018) (Entered: 09/14/2018)
2018-09-2432MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by United States Department of Justice. Motion Hearing set for 12/20/2018 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 04, 17th Floor before Judge Vince Chhabria. Responses due by 10/29/2018. Replies due by 11/19/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Table of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 (Declaration of Michael G. Seidel), # 3 Exhibit 1-A (Termination Procedures), # 4 Exhibit 1-B (Vaughn Index))(Heiman, Julia) (Filed on 9/24/2018) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-10-2933Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendants Motion for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. Motion Hearing set for 12/20/2018 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 04, 17th Floor before Judge Vince Chhabria. Responses due by 11/19/2018. Replies due by 12/10/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Andrew Crocker, # 2 Exhibit Table of Exhibits, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H)(Mackey, Aaron) (Filed on 10/29/2018) (Entered: 10/29/2018)
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