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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01077
Date Filed2018-05-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for records concerning communications between Secretary Wilbur Ross and his staff mentioning Diamond S Shipping, Navigator Holdings, or transoceanic shipping. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Public Integrity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2018-05-081COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5468270) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Dept of Commerce, # 3 Summons to US Atty, # 4 Summons to Atty Gen)(Smith, Peter) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-082LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) (Main Document 2 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-083NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. Case related to Case No. 17-2426. (Smith, Peter) (Main Document 3 replaced on 5/9/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-08Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-104STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 05/10/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (zmac) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-115SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-146RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/14/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/13/2018. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-217RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE served on 5/21/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/21/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return Receipt - Commerce Dep't, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt - Attorney General)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-06-118NOTICE of Appearance by Alexander Daniel Shoaibi on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-119First MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 06/11/2018)
2018-06-1210RESPONSE re 9 First MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/12/2018)
2018-06-2511ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.(Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-07-13MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff brings this action pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. The parties are directed to meet and confer and propose a joint scheduling order for further proceedings in this case by no later than August 1, 2018. The parties' joint proposed scheduling order shall address the following: (1) The status of plaintiff's FOIA request; (2) The anticipated number of documents responsive to plaintiff's FOIA request; (3) The anticipated date(s) for release of documents responsive to plaintiff's FOIA request; (4) Whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case; (5) Whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case; (6) Whether this case would benefit from referral to a magistrate judge or the District Court Mediation Program for purposes of settlement; and (7) A proposed briefing schedule for dispositive motions, if applicable. If the parties are unable to agree on a joint recommendation, the joint proposed scheduling order shall include each party's individual recommendations. The parties are FURTHER ORDERED to show cause why the case should not be consolidated with related civil case number 17-2426 by no later than August 1, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 7/13/2018. (lcegs3) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
2018-08-0112MOTION for Extension of Time to comply with the Court's Minute Order of July 13, 2018, by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-02MINUTE ORDER treating as opposed and granting 12 plaintiff's motion for an extension of time. The parties shall comply with the Court's minute order dated July 13, 2018, by no later than August 10, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 8/2/2018. (lcegs2) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-03Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Scheduling Order due by 8/10/2018. (mac) (Entered: 08/03/2018)
2018-08-1013Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-10MINUTE ORDER. In light of 13 the parties' joint status report, the parties are ordered to submit a further joint status report by no later than August 31, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 8/8/2018. (lcegs2) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/31/2018. (mac) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
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