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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00377
Date Filed2018-02-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the General Services Administration for records concerning the July 2017 decision to cancel construction of a new FBI headquarters building. CREW also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told CREW that processing the request would not incur fees. In February 2018, GSA announced it would instead rebuild the FBI's current headquarters in Washington. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantGENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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2018-02-201COMPLAINT against GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5338556) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons GSA, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-20Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zmd) (Entered: 02/22/2018)
2018-02-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 02/22/2018)
2018-02-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/27/2018. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-02-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/27/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/29/2018. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-02-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON served on 2/26/2018 (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-03-267NOTICE of Appearance by Melanie Dyani Hendry on behalf of GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-268ANSWER to 1 Complaint by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.(Hendry, Melanie) Modified to add link on 3/27/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-27MINUTE 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 April 10, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/27/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 03/27/2018)
2018-03-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 4/10/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 03/27/2018)
2018-04-029Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Briefing Schedule by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-03MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time. The parties shall now file their joint proposed schedule for production and, if necessary, briefing by April 20, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/3/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 4/20/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-2010Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Briefing Schedule by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-24MINUTE ORDER: In light of 10 the parties' joint status report, the briefing schedule shall be as follows: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by June 15, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by July 13, 2018; Defendant's combined reply and opposition shall be due by August 10, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by August 31, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/24/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 6/15/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/13/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/10/2018. Replies due by 8/31/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-06-1411Consent MOTION to Amend Briefing Schedule by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Hendry, Melanie) Modified text and event on 6/15/2018 (ztd). (Entered: 06/14/2018)
2018-06-15MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Defendant's Motion to Amend Briefing Schedule. The following summary judgment briefing schedule shall now apply: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by June 29, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by July 27, 2018; Defendant's combined opposition and reply shall be due by August 24, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by September 7, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/15/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 06/15/2018)
2018-06-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 6/29/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/27/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/24/2018. Plaintiff's Reply due by 9/7/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-06-2712MOTION to Vacate Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-06-2813RESPONSE re 12 MOTION to Vacate Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-28MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Defendant's Motion to Vacate. The Court will vacate the current briefing schedule entered by Minute Order on June 15, 2018. Defendant shall process and produce the newly-located records by July 6, 2018. The parties shall then meet and confer and file a new proposed briefing schedule designed to resolve the case expeditiously by July 13, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/28/2018. (lccrc2) Modified on 7/2/2018 (zlsj). (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-29***Deadlines terminated. Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 7/13/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-07-1314PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-07-1315STATUS REPORT by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION; (See docket entry no. 14 to view.) (ztd) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-17MINUTE ORDER: In light of 14 the parties' joint status report, the following briefing schedule shall apply: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by August 7, 2018. Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by September 7, 2018. Defendant's combined opposition and reply shall be due by October 5, 2018. Plaintiff's reply shall be due by October 26, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/17/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 8/7/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/7/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/5/2018. Plaintiff's Replies due by 10/26/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-08-0616MOTION for Summary Judgment by GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Declaration of Travis Lewis)(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
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