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Case TitleSHAW v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00593
Date Filed2018-03-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffSUMMER SHAW
Case DescriptionSummer Shaw submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning emails sent to or from Lanny Breuer's email account pertaining to certain topics. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency told Shaw that the requests had been placed on its complex track for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Shaw filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-03-161COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5377802) filed by Summer Shaw. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet Related Case Form, # 5 Exhibit 1, # 6 Exhibit 2, # 7 Exhibit 3, # 8 Exhibit 4, # 9 Exhibit 5, # 10 Exhibit 6, # 11 Exhibit 7, # 12 Exhibit 8, # 13 Exhibit 9)(Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-162NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Case related to Case No. 17-2756. (zsb) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-19Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-193SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-194REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE as to DOJ re 1 Complaint, filed by SUMMER SHAW. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by SUMMER SHAW.(Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-195SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (zsb) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-206RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/19/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/18/2018. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-207RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/19/2018. (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-208RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/20/2018 (Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-22MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in today's status hearing in the companion case of No. 17-2756, the Court ORDERS that the Government shall file its Answer by April 6, 2018, and both parties shall submit a joint status report by April 20, 2018, proposing schedules for the processing and production of the requested documents. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 3/22/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-22Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 4/6/2018. Joint Status Report due by 4/20/2018. (nbn) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-279NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua L. Rogers on behalf of All Defendants (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 03/27/2018)
2018-04-0510ANSWER to 1 Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Rogers, Joshua) Modified to add link on 4/6/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-2011Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-2012Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Position Papers by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-23MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Joint 12 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that the parties shall submit their separate proposed schedules on or before April 27, 2018. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/23/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-23Set/Reset Deadlines: The parties shall submit their separate proposed schedules by 4/27/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-2713Joint STATUS REPORT (Defendant's Statement) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-2714STATUS REPORT (Plaintiff's Position Regarding Schedule) by SUMMER SHAW. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-05-01MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall appear for a status hearing set for May 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 25. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/1/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-01Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 5/21/2018 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 25 before Judge James E. Boasberg. (nbn) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-21Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 5/21/2018. A Joint Status Report is due by 7/27/2018. A further Status Conference set for 7/31/2018 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 25 before Judge James E. Boasberg. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (nbn) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-05-21MINUTE ORDER: As discussed at today's status hearing, the Court ORDERS that: 1) The parties shall submit a joint status report by July 27, 2018; and 2) They shall return for a further status hearing on July 31, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/21/2018. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-07-2715Joint STATUS REPORT with Separate Position Papers to Follow by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-07-2716STATUS REPORT (Position Paper with Respect to ECF No. 15) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Rogers, Joshua) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-07-2717STATUS REPORT (Position Brief Regarding ECF 15) by SUMMER SHAW. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Himes, Lisa) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-07-31MINUTE ORDER: As discussed at today's status hearing, the Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendant shall process no fewer than 200 pages per month for each of the two requests; 2) It shall make monthly productions on or about the 15th of each month starting in September 2018; 3) The parties shall file a further joint status report by January 18, 2019; and 4) They shall appear for a further status hearing on January 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 25. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/31/18. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-07-31Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 7/31/2018. Joint Status Report due by 1/18/2019. Status Conference set for 1/22/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 25 before Judge James E. Boasberg. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (znbn) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
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