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Case TitleWOODWARD v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01249
Date Filed2018-05-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffMARIO DION WOODWARD
Case DescriptionMario Woodward submitted FOIA requests to the U.S. Marshals Service and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice for records concerning the use of Stingray devices during an investigation that led to his conviction. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but told Woodward it did not have the specific records he was seeking. Woodward filed administrative appeals of the decisions. The Civil Rights decision was upheld by the Office of Information Policy, but the Marshals Service failed to respond. Woodward then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Rights Division
DefendantUNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE
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2018-05-291COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5505343) filed by MARIO DION WOODWARD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Civil Cover Sheet, # 13 Summons U.S. Department of Justice, # 14 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 15 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 16 Summons U.S. Marshals Service)(Kennedy, John) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-05-30Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-05-302SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 05/30/2018)
2018-06-053MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Geoffrey G. Young, :Firm- Reed Smith LLP, :Address- 599 Lexington Ave., New York, New York 10022. Phone No. - 212-521-5400. Fax No. - 212-521-5450 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5517095. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by MARIO DION WOODWARD (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Geoffrey G. Young, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kennedy, John) (Entered: 06/05/2018)
2018-06-06MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice : Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2(d), it is hereby ORDERED that Geoffrey G. Young is admitted to represent Plaintiff pro hac vice in this case. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on June 6, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 06/06/2018)
2018-08-064RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/9/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/8/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/09/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 7/9/2018; UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE served on 7/9/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - USPS Certified Mail Receipts)(Kennedy, John) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
2018-08-085ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE.(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-08MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule by August 22, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on August 8, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 8/22/2018. (hs) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-226Joint STATUS REPORT by MARIO DION WOODWARD. (Kennedy, John) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-22MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 6 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report by October 3, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on August 22, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-22Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 10/3/2018 (tj) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-10-037Joint STATUS REPORT by MARIO DION WOODWARD. (Kennedy, John) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-10-03MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a joint status report on or before November 7, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/3/2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-11-078Joint STATUS REPORT by MARIO DION WOODWARD. (Kennedy, John) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
2018-11-07MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 8 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by December 5, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/7/2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
2018-11-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 12/5/2018 (tj) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
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