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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01835
Date Filed2017-09-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
Case DescriptionJason Prechtel submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Communications Commission for records concerning public Application Programming Interface keys. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Prechtel filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-09-071COMPLAINT against FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5106638) filed by Jason Prechtel. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-082ERRATA against FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION filed by Jason Prechtel. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Please not that this is exhibit A to the complaint for case 17-cv-1835 that was filed yesterday.)(Topic, Matthew) Modified event title on 9/20/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-08Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (md) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-113SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-11SUMMONS (2) Not Issued as to non-party U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (FOIA SUMMONS WERE NOT SUBMITTED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED) (md) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-11-164ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 3 Summons Issued Electronically, 1 Complaint filed by JASON PRECHTEL. Related document: 3 Summons Issued Electronically, 1 Complaint filed by JASON PRECHTEL. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) Modified on 11/17/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 11/16/2017)
2017-11-17NOTICE OF ERROR re 4 Request for Summons to Issue; emailed to, cc'd 2 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect document/case, 2. Please refile document, 3. ENTERED IN ERROR; Incorrect summonses submitted; Resubmit correct FOIA summonses. (znmw, ) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
2017-11-175REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by JASON PRECHTEL. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/17/2017)
2017-11-206SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-277NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-12-158ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-15MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by January 3, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/15/2017. (lccrc3) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 1/3/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-189NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of JASON PRECHTEL (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2018-01-0310Joint PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. (Walker, Johnny) Modified event title on 1/4/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-04MINUTE ORDER granting the parties' proposed briefing schedule. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due on or before February 16, 2018. Plaintiff's Opposition and Cross-Motion are due on or before March 16, 2018. Defendant's Opposition and Reply are due on or before April 6, 2018. Plaintiff's Reply is due on or before April 20, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 1/4/2018. (lccrc3) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
2018-01-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 2/16/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 3/16/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/6/2018. Plaintiff's Replies due by 4/20/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
2018-02-1611MOTION for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Material Facts as to Which There Is No Genuine Issue, # 3 Declaration of Ryan Yates, # 4 Exhibit 1 - Vaughn Index, # 5 Exhibit 2 - Letter from FCC, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-03-1212Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Plaintiff's Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment by JASON PRECHTEL (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-13MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiff shall file any opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment on or before March 30, 2018. Defendant shall file its opposition and reply on or before April 20, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/13/2018. (lccrc3) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
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