Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleCOLEMAN v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02089
Date Filed2018-09-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJESSE COLEMAN
Case DescriptionJesse Coleman, a researcher for Documented in Madison, Wisconsin, submitted five FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records concerning communications and calendars for a number of agency officials. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency told Coleman that it had classified him as a commercial requester and that several of his requests qualified for unusual circumstances. After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of his requests, Coleman filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2018-09-061COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5675156) filed by JESSE COLEMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Attorney General, # 3 Summons to Agency, # 4 Summons to USAO)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-07Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-072SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-113RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/11/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/11/2018. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 09/11/2018)
2018-10-114ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 10/11/2018)
2018-10-11MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before October 25, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/11/2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 10/11/2018)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff
Skip to toolbar