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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2013cv00605
Date Filed2013-04-30
Date Closed2013-12-02
JudgeJudge Robert L. Wilkins
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2013-04-301COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 0090-3301108) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Justice)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 04/30/2013)
2013-04-302LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 04/30/2013)
2013-04-30Case Assigned to Judge Robert L. Wilkins. (ls, ) (Entered: 04/30/2013)
2013-04-303ELECTRONIC SUMMONS (3)Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Consent Notice)(ls, ) (Entered: 04/30/2013)
2013-05-104RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/6/2013. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/5/2013.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. served on 5/6/2013 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 05/10/2013)
2013-05-165NOTICE of Appearance by Julie B. Axelrod on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 05/16/2013)
2013-05-226NOTICE of Appearance by Rhonda C. Fields on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Fields, Rhonda) (Entered: 05/22/2013)
2013-06-057ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(rdj) (Entered: 06/06/2013)
2013-06-19MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a Complaint and an Answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) appear to be inapplicable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and propose a schedule for proceeding in this matter. The schedule should address the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, whether and when any party anticipates filing a dispositive motion, and any other pertinent issues. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report that addresses these issues and that contains a proposed schedule and order by not later than July 1, 2013. Signed by Judge Robert L. Wilkins on 6/19/2013. (lcrlw3) (Entered: 06/19/2013)
2013-06-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/1/2013 (tcb) (Entered: 06/20/2013)
2013-07-018MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 07/01/2013)
2013-07-039ORDER: In light of the Parties July 1, 2013 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ordered that Defendant will produce the documents responsive to Plaintiffs FOIA request to Plaintiff by October 8, 2013 and an informal Vaughn Index to Plaintiff by October 22, 2013. Parties will submit a joint status report to the Court by November 5, 2013, which will propose a briefing schedule if parties then anticipate that dispositive motions should be filed. Signed by Judge Robert L. Wilkins on 7/3/2013. (tcb) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
2013-10-0110Consent MOTION to Stay by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Fields, Rhonda) (Entered: 10/01/2013)
2013-10-0211ORDER granting 10 Consent MOTION to Stay; and it is further ORDERED, that all current deadlines for the parties are extendedfor a period commensurate with the duration of the lapse in appropriations. Signed by Judge Robert L. Wilkins on 10/2/2013. (tcb) (Entered: 10/02/2013)
2013-10-1012NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. Attorney Julie B. Axelrod terminated. (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 10/10/2013)
2013-10-2913NOTICE of Appearance by Ramona Raula Cotca on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 10/29/2013)
2013-11-2114NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Cotca, Ramona) (Entered: 11/21/2013)
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