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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01173
Date Filed2018-05-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy for records prepared by the national laboratories for consideration in the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told CPI that it was withholding 17 documents under Exemption 5 (privileges). The agency also told CPI that it had referred 250 pages to the Department of State for their determination. After hearing nothing further from either agency, CPI sued both agencies.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-05-181COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5489221) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Dept of Energy, # 3 Summons to Dept of State, # 4 Summons to U.S. Atty, # 5 Summons to Atty Gen)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-182LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-18Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsth) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-183SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-214RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/21/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/20/2018. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-05-255NOTICE of Appearance by Rhonda Lisa Campbell on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-05-306RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY served on 5/25/2018; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 5/29/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/29/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return Receipt - Energy Dep't, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt - State Dep't, # 3 Exhibit Return Receipt - Attorney General)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-06-167MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 06/16/2018)
2018-06-18MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants must file a responsive pleading by July 25, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/18/2018. (lcabj2) (Entered: 06/18/2018)
2018-07-208Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Complaint by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Supplemental Complaint, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 07/20/2018)
2018-07-24MINUTE ORDER granting 8 consent motion for leave to file supplemental complaint. The Clerk of Court is ORDERED to file the Supplemental Complaint [8-1] on the docket. Defendants must file a responsive pleading by August 7, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 7/24/2018. (lcabj2) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-249SUPPLEMENT re 1 Complaint, filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (jf) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-08-0810Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Defendants' Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Attachments: # 1 Answer)(Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-08MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Motion for Leave to File Answer. The Clerk of Court is directed to file defendants' Answer [10-1] on the docket. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/8/2018. (lcabj2) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-0811ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(jf) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
2018-08-1312ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendants shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff on or before September 12, 2018. See Order for details. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/13/2018. (lcabj2) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
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