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Case TitleBLOOMGARDEN v. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02675
Date Filed2017-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffHOWARD BLOOMGARDEN
Case DescriptionHoward Bloomgarden, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request the National Archives and Records Administration for records concerning a 1986 letter pertaining to the termination of Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond Granger. The agency identified three documents responsive to the request, but denied access under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Bloomgarden filed an administrative appeal. NARA upheld its original decision on appeal. Bloomgarden then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
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2017-12-141COMPLAINT against NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5247923) filed by HOWARD BLOOMGARDEN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 12/14/2017)
2017-12-14Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (jd) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-152SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2017-12-153ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 12/15/2017. (DM) (Entered: 12/15/2017)
2018-01-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/26/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/25/2018. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION served on 12/28/2017 (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/22/17. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-257NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-258ANSWER to 1 Complaint by NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION.(Yee, Marsha) Modified to add link on 1/26/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-269ORDER. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report by no later than FEBRUARY 16, 2018. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 1/26/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-26Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/16/2018. (dot) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-02-1610Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-1611SCHEDULING AND PROCEDURES ORDER. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 2/16/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 02/16/2018)
2018-02-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 4/20/2018. Response to Cross Motion due by 5/25/2018. Summary Judgment motion due by 3/13/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/20/208. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/25/2018. (tb) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-03-1312MOTION for Summary Judgment by NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration Martha Wagner Murphy, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-04-2013SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by HOWARD BLOOMGARDEN (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Memorandum in Support, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-2014MOTION for Summary Judgment by HOWARD BLOOMGARDEN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-05-2515REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. (Attachments: # 1 Responses to Pl.'s Additional Material Facts, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-05-2516Memorandum in opposition to re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. (Attachments: # 1 Responses to Pl.'s Additional Material Facts, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-06-0817REPLY to opposition to motion re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by HOWARD BLOOMGARDEN. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
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