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Case TitleState of Washington v. Public Buildings Reform Board
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2020cv01364
Date Filed2020-09-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Robert S. Lasnik
PlaintiffState of Washington
Case DescriptionThe Office of the Attorney General of the State of Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Public Buildings Reform Board concerning the federal government's decision to close and sell the National Archives Center in Seattle. The AGO also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. PBRB told the AGO that it would cost $65,400 to process and redact the records. The AGO asked PBRB to reconsider its cost estimate. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the AGO filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantPublic Buildings Reform Board an agency of the United States
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2020-09-161COMPLAINT against defendant(s) Public Buildings Reform Board (Receipt # AWAWDC-6601911), filed by State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Fraas, Lauryn) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-162NOTICE of Related Case(s) 2:20-cv-1231-RSL; 2:20-cv-1232-RSL; 2:20-cv-1233-RSL, by Plaintiff State of Washington. (Fraas, Lauryn) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-09-17Judge Richard A. Jones added. (RE) (Entered: 09/17/2020)
2020-09-173Summons Electronically Issued as to defendant Public Buildings Reform Board. (RE) (Entered: 09/17/2020)
2020-09-18Case reassigned to Judge Robert S. Lasnik as related to 2:20-cv-1231-RSL, 2:20-cv-1232-RSL, and 2:20-cv-1233-RSL. Judge Richard A. Jones no longer assigned to the case. (VE) (Entered: 09/18/2020)
2020-09-214AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Public Buildings Reform Board on 9/17/2020 9/21/2020 , filed by Plaintiff State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Fraas, Lauryn) Modified on 9/23/2020 (MW). (Entered: 09/21/2020)
2020-10-165NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Katie Denise Fairchild on behalf of Defendant Public Buildings Reform Board. (Fairchild, Katie) (Entered: 10/16/2020)
2020-10-196ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Public Buildings Reform Board.(Fairchild, Katie) (Entered: 10/19/2020)
2020-10-227ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 11/19/2020, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (KERR) (Main Document 7 replaced on 10/22/2020) (KERR). (Entered: 10/22/2020)
2020-10-278CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. Plaintiff shall file a motion for summary judgment of no more than 24 pages by 2/25/2021. Defendant shall file a combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment of no more than 36 pages by 3/18/2021. Plaintiffs shall file a combined reply and opposition of no more than 24 pages by 4/5/2021. Defendant shall file a reply of no more than 12 pages by 4/9/2021. (KERR) (Entered: 10/27/2020)
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