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Case TitleTOBIAS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02699
Date Filed2019-09-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJIMMY TOBIAS
Case DescriptionJimmy Tobias, a reporter, submitted 15 FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records concerning communications between various agency officials and third parties pertaining to a variety of issues, including himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing substantive from the agency, Tobias filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
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2019-09-091COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6366629) filed by JIMMY TOBIAS. (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 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Exhibit Q, # 18 Exhibit R, # 19 Exhibit S, # 20 Exhibit T, # 21 Exhibit U, # 22 Exhibit V, # 23 Exhibit W, # 24 Exhibit X, # 25 Exhibit Y, # 26 Exhibit Z, # 27 Exhibit AA, # 28 Exhibit BB, # 29 Exhibit CC, # 30 Civil Cover Sheet, # 31 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
2019-09-092NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of JIMMY TOBIAS (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
2019-09-10Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zeg) (Entered: 09/10/2019)
2019-09-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/10/2019)
2019-10-074RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY served on 9/16/2019 (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-075RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/17/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-076RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/17/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/17/2019. (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-167ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.(Field, Brian) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-16MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by October 30, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/16/19. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 10/30/2019 (lsj) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
2019-10-308Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY. (Field, Brian) (Entered: 10/30/2019)
2019-10-319MINUTE ORDER: The parties are directed to file a joint status report by December 4, 2019, which shall include an update on the status of production and their efforts to narrow the scope of review. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/31/19. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-31Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/4/2019 (lsj) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
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