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Case TitleROSEBROCK et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01327
Date Filed2017-07-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffROBERT L. ROSEBROCK
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionRobert Rosebrock and Judicial Watch submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records pertaining to Rosebrock, whose request was also made under the Privacy Act. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Rosebrock and Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
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2017-07-051COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5019228) filed by ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK, JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-052LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-053NOTICE of Corrected Civil Cover Sheet and Summonses by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK re 1 Complaint, (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-05Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (md) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-064SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
2017-07-175RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/17/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/16/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/11/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS served on 7/11/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
2017-08-156NOTICE of Appearance by Alexander Daniel Shoaibi on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-157Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-16MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Consent MOTION for Enlargement of Time. Defendant shall respond to the complaint on or before September 15, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 08/16/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 08/16/2017)
2017-09-158ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.(Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-15MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. Since the requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by September 29, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/15/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-09-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 9/29/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
2017-10-039PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-04MINUTE ORDER: In light of 9 the parties' Joint Proposed Schedule, it is ORDERED that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report by December 1, 2017 updating the Court on the status of production and, if necessary, proposing a further schedule of production or briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/4/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-10-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/1/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-12-0110Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 12/01/2017)
2017-12-04MINUTE ORDER: In light of 10 the parties' joint status report, the parties shall submit a further status report by February 1, 2018 apprising the Court of the progress of Defendant's search for and review of records and, if necessary, proposing a schedule for production or briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/4/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
2017-12-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/1/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
2018-02-0111Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-05MINUTE ORDER: In light of 11 the parties' Joint Status Report, the parties shall submit a further status report by April 2, 2018 apprising the Court of the progress of Defendant's search for and review of records and, if necessary, proposing a schedule for production or briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/5/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-02-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/2/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
2018-03-3012Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
2018-04-03MINUTE ORDER: In light of 12 the parties' joint status report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report by May 15, 2018 proposing a further schedule for production and, if necessary, briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/3/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/15/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-05-1113Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-14MINUTE ORDER: In light of 13 the parties' joint status report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report by July 2, 2018, updating the Court on the status of production and proposing a further schedule for production and, if necessary, briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 5/14/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/2/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-07-0214Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/02/2018)
2018-07-06MINUTE ORDER: In light of 14 the parties' joint status report, the parties shall file a further joint status report by August 30, 2018 updating the Court on the status of production and proposing a further schedule for production and, if necessary, briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/6/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 8/30/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-3015NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Alexander Shoaibi (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-08-3016Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-09-04MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. The Joint Status Report shall be due on or before 9/6/2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/4/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/6/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-0617Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., ROBERT L. ROSEBROCK. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-06MINUTE ORDER In light of the parties' 17 September 6, 2018 joint status report and proposed schedule, the parties shall file a joint status report on or before October 9, 2018, apprising the Court of Defendant's progress and proposing further dates for completing the review, processing, and production of responsive records and any briefing that might be required. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/6/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/9/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-10-0918Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-10MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 18 joint status report, the parties shall file a new joint status report by November 5, 2018, to include, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/10/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/5/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 10/11/2018)
2018-11-0519Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/05/2018)
2018-11-06MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 19 joint status report, the parties shall file an updated status report on or before December 5, 2018, including a proposed briefing schedule, should one be necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/6/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 11/06/2018)
2018-11-07Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule and Status Report due by 12/5/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
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