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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01187
Date Filed2017-06-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and OMB for records concerning various aspects of the costs and consequences of building a border wall. None of the agencies had responded to the requests by the time American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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Complaint
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2017-06-161COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4993994) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Homeland Security, # 5 Summons U.S. Customs and Border Protection, # 6 Summons U.S. Department of the Interior, # 7 Summons Office of Management and Budget)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-162LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-16Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-163STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/16/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-164SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-235RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/21/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/21/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET served on 6/21/2017; U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 6/20/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 6/20/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 6/20/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/21/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-07-196NOTICE of Appearance by William Mark Nebeker on behalf of OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-197Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-19MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer 7 , the motion is hereby GRANTED. It is ORDERED that Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint on or before August 21, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/19/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 8/21/2017. (kt) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-08-218ANSWER to Complaint by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(Nebeker, William) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-21MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a status conference on August 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer prior to the status conference to discuss scheduling for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/21/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-21Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 8/29/2017, at 10:30 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-29Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 8/29/2017. Joint Status Report due no later than 9/18/2017. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-09-189Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al and by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-09-19MINUTE ORDER: As the parties request in their Joint Status Report 9 , it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before October 19, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/19/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 09/19/2017)
2017-09-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/19/2017. (kt) (Entered: 09/19/2017)
2017-09-2510STATUS REPORT by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/25/2017)
2017-09-2711STATUS REPORT by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Nebeker, William) (Entered: 09/27/2017)
2017-09-27MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for a status conference on October 6, 2017, at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/27/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 09/27/2017)
2017-09-28Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 10/6/2017, at 2:15 PM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-10-06Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 10/6/2017. Issues addressed. The parties shall confer as to outstanding issues, and if needed, jointly contact chambers if it is necessary for the Court to remedy those issues. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-1912Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al and by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-10-20MINUTE ORDER: As the parties request in their Joint Status Report 12 , it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before December 8, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/20/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 10/20/2017)
2017-10-23Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/8/2017. (kt) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-12-0813Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al and by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 12/08/2017)
2017-12-11MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' Joint Status Report 13 , it is hereby ORDERED that counsel for the parties will confer regarding the status of all of the searches on or before January 16, 2018. It is further ORDERED that on or before January 22, 2018, the parties will file a joint status report with the Court to provide the Court with an update on the status of the searches. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/11/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 12/11/2017)
2017-12-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Counsel for the parties to confer regarding the status of all of the searches on or before 1/16/2018; Joint Status Report due by 1/22/2018. (kt) (Entered: 12/11/2017)
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