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Case TitleOrocon-Carothers JV1 v. Department of the Navy
DistrictSouthern District of Mississippi
Case Number1:2018cv00161
Date Filed2018-05-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Halil S. Ozerden
PlaintiffOrocon-Carothers JV1
Case DescriptionOrocon-Carouthers, a construction company, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Navy for records concerning an RFP for renovating Building 603. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Orocon-Carouthers to clarify its request. The company did so. The Navy then provided a fee estimate of $1,216, which the company agreed to pay. Orocon-Carouthers submitted a second FOIA request to the Navy for records concerning possible structural problems at the building. The Navy asked the company to provide the location of the building. Orocon-Carouothers then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of the Navy an agency of the United States
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-05-091COMPLAINT against Department of the Navy (Filing fee $ 400; receipt number 14643010285), filed by Orocon-Carothers JV1. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(JCH) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-092Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (JCH) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-103NOTICE of Appearance by Ralph B. Germany, Jr on behalf of Orocon-Carothers JV1 (Germany, Ralph) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-144Corporate Disclosure Statement by Orocon-Carothers JV1 (Williams, Michael) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-155ATTACHMENT re 1 Complaint by Orocon-Carothers JV1 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Confirmation Email, # 2 Exhibit B- Screenshot of FOIA Online Status, # 3 Exhibit C- Email Correspondence with A Hall, # 4 Exhibit D- Email Correspondence with A Hall Cost estimate, # 5 Exhibit E- Confirmation Email, # 6 Exhibit F- Screenshot of Online FOIA Status, # 7 Exhibit G- Email Correspondence with Pat Spann, # 8 Exhibit H- 022818 Email Correspondence)(Williams, Michael) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-246Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint or other Response by Department of the Navy (Eldridge-Federal Gov, Cynthia) (Entered: 05/24/2018)
2018-05-24TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 6 Defendant's unopposed Motion for an Extension of Time. Defendant is granted an extension of time until July 2, 2018, within which to file its answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE. Signed by Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo on 5/24/18 (HM) (Entered: 05/24/2018)
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