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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01614
Date Filed2020-06-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Small Business Administration for records concerning recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program. CPI also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied CPI's request for expedited processing. The agency also told CPI that it would disclose records. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, CPI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Complaint attachment 7
Opinion/Order [21]
Opinion/Order [27]
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2020-06-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7247498) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Response SBA-2020-000848, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Response SBA-2020-000849, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons SBA, # 6 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 7 Summons Attorney General)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/19/2020)
2020-06-192LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/19/2020)
2020-06-193NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. Case related to Case No. 20-1240. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/19/2020)
2020-06-194ERRATA to correct signatures by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY 1 Complaint, filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Complaint, # 2 Errata Certificate LCvR 7.1, # 3 Errata Notice of Related Case)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/19/2020)
2020-06-23Case assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zmc) (Entered: 06/23/2020)
2020-06-245SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 06/24/2020)
2020-06-256RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/24/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/24/2020. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/25/2020)
2020-06-307RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION served on 6/29/2020, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/29/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Postal Return Receipt - SBA, # 2 Exhibit Postal Return Receipt - Atty Gen)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/30/2020)
2020-07-248NOTICE of Appearance by James O. Bickford on behalf of U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Bickford, James) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-249ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.(Bickford, James) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-24MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall confer and submit a proposed briefing schedule by August 10, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/24/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 8/10/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 07/27/2020)
2020-08-1010Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Bickford, James) (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-11MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 10 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that: 1) Defendant shall file its motion for summary judgment by August 18, 2020; 2) Plaintiff shall file its cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to Defendant's motion by September 8, 2020; 3) Defendant shall file its reply in support of its motion and opposition to Plaintiff's cross-motion by September 22, 2020; 4) Plaintiff shall file its reply in support of its cross-motion by September 29, 2020; and 5) the parties shall file a further joint status report by September 11, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 8/11/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 08/11/2020)
2020-08-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 8/18/2020. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/8/2020. Cross Motions due by 9/8/2020. Joint Status Report due by 9/11/2020. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/22/2020. Response to Cross Motions due by 9/22/2020. Reply to Cross Motions due by 9/29/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 08/11/2020)
2020-08-1811MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Bickford, James) (Entered: 08/18/2020)
2020-08-1812Vaughn Index from William Manger. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit L, # 2 Exhibit O, # 3 Exhibit Q, # 4 Exhibit R)(Bickford, James) (Entered: 08/18/2020)
2020-09-0813MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-0814Memorandum in opposition to re 11 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-1115Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Bickford, James) (Entered: 09/11/2020)
2020-09-14MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 15 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further joint status report by October 12, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/14/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/14/2020)
2020-09-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/12/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 09/14/2020)
2020-09-2216Memorandum in opposition to re 13 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Attachments: # 1 Second Declaration of William Manger)(Bickford, James) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-2217REPLY to opposition to motion re 11 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Attachments: # 1 Second Declaration of William Manger)(Bickford, James) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-2918REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-10-08MINUTE ORDER: Given that this case and No. 20-1240 present the identical factual and legal issues, the Court ORDERS that any party that opposes consolidation of the cases shall file such opposition by October 13, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/8/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/08/2020)
2020-10-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition due by 10/13/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 10/09/2020)
2020-10-1319Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Bickford, James) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-13MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 19 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further joint status report by November 13, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 10/13/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/13/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 10/14/2020)
2020-11-0520ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiff's 13 Cross-Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is GRANTED; 2) Defendant's 11 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is DENIED; and 3) Defendant shall release the names, addresses, and precise loan amounts of all individuals and entities that obtained COVID-related loans pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans program by November 19, 2020. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/5/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/05/2020)
2020-11-0521MEMORANDUM OPINION re 20 Order on Cross-Motions for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/5/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/05/2020)
2020-11-1222MOTION to Stay re 20 Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,,, by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-13MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Defendant's 22 Motion to Stay is GRANTED IN PART. The Court grants a temporary stay of its Order requiring Defendant to release the requested information regarding COVID-related loans issued pursuant to the PPP and EIDL program, which stay shall remain in effect until the Court rules on the merits of the Motion to Stay. Plaintiff shall respond to the merits of the Motion to Stay by November 27, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/13/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 11/27/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-1323Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Bickford, James) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-16MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 23 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further joint status report by December 14, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/16/2020. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
2020-11-16Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/14/2020. (znbn) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
2020-11-1924REPLY to opposition to motion re 22 MOTION to Stay re 20 Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,,, filed by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Sur, Indraneel) (Entered: 11/19/2020)
2020-11-1925Memorandum in opposition to re 22 MOTION to Stay re 20 Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,,, filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 11/19/2020)
2020-11-2426ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) The temporary stay is LIFTED; 2) Defendant's 22 Motion to Stay is DENIED; and 3) Defendant shall release the names, addresses, and precise loan amounts for all individuals and entities that obtained COVID-related loans pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans program by December 1, 2020. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/24/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/24/2020)
2020-11-2427MEMORANDUM OPINION re 26 Order on Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/24/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 11/24/2020)
2020-12-1428Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. (Bickford, James) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-15MINUTE ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the parties' 28 Joint Status Report and ORDERS that they shall file a further joint status report by February 5, 2021. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 12/15/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/5/2021. (nbn) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
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