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Case TitlePROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01677
Date Filed2017-08-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffPROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC.
PlaintiffRYAN NOAH SHAPIRO
Case DescriptionProperty of the People and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted FOIA requests to OMB and the Council on Environmental Quality for records concerning visitors' logs, phone logs, and the directors' appointment calendars. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, Property of the People and Shapiro filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
DefendantCOUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
DefendantCOUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
TERMINATED: 10/20/2017
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Opinion/Order [20]
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2017-08-171COMPLAINT against COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5079816) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-172LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-17Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (md) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-08-183SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-09-284RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY served on 9/6/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/06/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/6/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/6/2017.) (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-295RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET served on 9/11/2017 (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-10-066NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph C. Dugan on behalf of All Defendants (Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-067ANSWER to Complaint by COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (FOIA request to OMB), # 2 Exhibit B (FOIA request to CEQ), # 3 Exhibit C (Determination letter from CEQ))(Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-06MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule by October 20, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on October 6, 2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Meet & Confer Statement due by 10/20/2017. (tj) (Entered: 10/11/2017)
2017-10-198STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice of the Council on Environmental Quality by COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-10-199Joint STATUS REPORT by COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-10-23MINUTE ORDER adopting the proposed schedule in 9 the parties' joint status report: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a status report, including, if necessary, a proposed schedule to govern further proceedings in this case, by November 20, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on October 20, 2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-10-23Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 11/20/2017 (tj) (Entered: 10/23/2017)
2017-11-2010Joint STATUS REPORT by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-20MINUTE ORDER adopting 10 the parties' proposed briefing schedule: It is hereby ORDERED that the following schedule shall govern further proceedings: Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment by January 16, 2018; Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendant's motion and their cross-motion for summary judgment by February 12, 2018; Defendant shall file its opposition to Plaintiffs' cross-motion and its reply in support of its own motion by February 26, 2018; Plaintiffs shall file their reply in support of their cross-motion by March 12, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on November 20, 2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 1/16/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/12/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/26/2018. Cross Motions due by 2/12/2018. Response to Cross Motions due by 2/26/2018. Reply to Cross Motions due by 3/12/2018. (tj) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
2018-01-1511Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Summary Judgment Motion by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 01/15/2018)
2018-01-16MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 11 Defendant's Consent Motion for Extension of Time, it is hereby ORDERED that the following schedule shall govern summary judgment briefing: Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment on or before January 18, 2018; Plaintiffs shall file their response to Defendant's motion and their cross-motion for summary judgment on or before February 15, 2018; Defendant shall file its reply in support of its own motion for summary judgment and response to Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment by February 26, 2018; and Plaintiffs shall file their reply in support of their cross-motion for summary judgment by March 12, 2018. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on January 16, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 01/16/2018)
2018-01-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motions due by 2/15/2018. Response to Cross Motions due by 2/26/2018. Reply to Cross Motions due by 3/12/2018. Summary Judgment motions due by 1/18/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/15/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/26/2018. (tj) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
2018-01-1812MOTION for Summary Judgment by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Exhibit A (Declaration of Heather Walsh, Vaughn), # 4 Exhibit B (Sample), # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 01/18/2018)
2018-02-1513Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1514Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-1615ERRATA by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO 14 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-2616REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Exhibit A (Second Walsh Declaration), # 3 Exhibit B (Sample))(Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 02/26/2018)
2018-02-2617RESPONSE re 14 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Exhibit A (Second Walsh Declaration), # 3 Exhibit B (Sample), # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Dugan, Joseph) (Entered: 02/26/2018)
2018-03-1218REPLY to opposition to motion re 14 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Bates page 13)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-09-1419ORDER denying 12 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, and granting in part and denying in part 14 Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on September 14, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 09/14/2018)
2018-09-1420MEMORANDUM OPINION denying 12 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, and granting in part and denying in part 14 Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on September 14, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 09/14/2018)
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