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Case TitlePROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01032
Date Filed2018-05-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffPROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC.
PlaintiffRYAN NOAH SHAPIRO
Case DescriptionProperty of the People and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning 40 named websites, publications, and organizations associated with the alt-right. The FBI separated the request in a number of individual requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Property of the People filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-05-011COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5454359) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-012LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-01Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zsth) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-023SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-104RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/09/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/9/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/8/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 5/9/2018 (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-06-085ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-116ORDER directing parties to confer and to submit a proposed briefing schedule for the filing of dispositive motions by not later than July 11, 2018. See text of order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 06/11/2018. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 7/11/2018. (tb) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-07-117Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-16MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 7 the parties' joint status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report by not later than October 19, 2018. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 07/16/2018. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 07/16/2018)
2018-07-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/19/2018. (tb) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/19/2018. (tb) (Entered: 07/19/2018)
2018-10-188Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-19MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 8 the parties' joint status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report by not later than December 19, 2018. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 10/19/2018. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-10-22Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/19/2018. (tb) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-12-199Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 12/19/2018)
2018-12-20MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 9 the parties' joint proposed schedule and status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED as follows: the government's motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than March 5, 2019; plaintiffs' cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to the government's motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than April 8, 2019; the government's reply in support of its motion for summary judgment and opposition to plaintiffs' cross-motion shall be filed by not later than May 8, 2019; and plaintiffs' reply in support of their cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than June 3, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 12/20/2018. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 12/20/2018)
2018-12-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 4/8/2019. Response to Cross Motion due by 5/8/2019. Reply to Cross Motion due by 6/3/2019. Summary Judgment motion due by 3/5/2019. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/8/2019. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/8/2019. (tb) (Entered: 12/21/2018)
2019-03-0410Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to file Motion for Summary Judgment , Consent MOTION to Modify Briefing Schedule by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hendry, Melanie). Added MOTION to Modify on 3/5/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 03/04/2019)
2019-03-04MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 10 the government's consent motion to modify the briefing schedule, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that 10 the motion is GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the briefing schedule shall be amended as follows: the government's motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than May 3, 2019; plaintiffs' cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to the government's motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than June 3, 2019; the government's reply in support of its motion for summary judgment and in opposition to plaintiffs' cross-motion shall be filed by not later than July 3, 2019; and plaintiffs' reply in support of their cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by not later than August 5, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 03/04/2019. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 03/04/2019)
2019-03-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 6/3/2019. Response to Cross Motion due by 7/3/2019. Reply to Cross Motion due by 8/5/2019. Summary Judgment motion due by 5/3/2019. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/3/2019. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/3/2019. (tb) (Entered: 03/05/2019)
2019-04-3011Consent MOTION to Vacate Summary Judgment Motion Briefing Schedule by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 04/30/2019)
2019-05-02MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 11 defendant's consent motion to vacate the summary judgment briefing schedule, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that 11 defendant's motion to vacate is GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that the current summary judgment briefing schedule is VACATED; and it is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report by not later than July 9, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 05/02/2019. (lcjdb3) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
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