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Case TitleTOBIAS v. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02080
Date Filed2020-07-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJIMMY TOBIAS
Case DescriptionJournalist Jimmy Tobias submitted nine FOIA requests to the National Park Service for records concerning policies for deploying Park Police to federal sites where protests were taking place. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Tobias filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL PARK SERVICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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2020-07-301COMPLAINT against NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7404436) filed by JIMMY TOBIAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-O, # 4 Exhibit P-S, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 07/30/2020)
2020-07-302NOTICE of Appearance by Merrick Jason Wayne on behalf of JIMMY TOBIAS (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 07/30/2020)
2020-07-303NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of JIMMY TOBIAS (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/30/2020)
2020-07-30Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 07/30/2020)
2020-07-314SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 07/31/2020)
2020-09-165NOTICE of Appearance by Jordan Landrum von Bokern on behalf of NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-166ANSWER to Complaint by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR.(von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-16MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before September 30, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/16/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 9/30/2020 (tj) (Entered: 09/17/2020)
2020-09-297RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR served on 8/13/2020 (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-298RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE served on 8/17/2020 (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-299RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/17/2020. (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-2910RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/17/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/16/2020. (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-3011Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-09-3012NOTICE of Appearance by Jason C. Lynch on behalf of All Defendants (Lynch, Jason) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-10-01MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a periodic joint status report on or before the 30th day of each month, or, if the 30th day of the month is not a business day, on the next business day after the 30th day of the month. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/1/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 10/01/2020)
2020-10-3013Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 10/30/2020)
2020-11-3014Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 11/30/2020)
2020-12-3015Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 12/30/2020)
2021-02-0116Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 02/01/2021)
2021-03-0117Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 03/01/2021)
2021-03-3018Joint STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (von Bokern, Jordan) (Entered: 03/30/2021)
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