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Case TitleHuman Rights Defense Center v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
CitySeattle
Case Number2:2020cv00674
Date Filed2020-05-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John H. Chun
PlaintiffHuman Rights Defense Center a Washington nonprofit corporation
Case DescriptionThe Human Rights Defense Center submitted a FOIA request to the Drug Enforcement Administration for records concerning all litigation against the agency where the case was resolved by paying $1,000 or more. The time frame was January 2010 to the present. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told HRDC that the request was too vague to allow a search. HRDC filed an administrative appeal of that decision. The agency denied the appeal. HRDC then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantDrug Enforcement Administration
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Opinion/Order [13]
Opinion/Order [23]
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Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2020-05-051COMPLAINT against defendant(s) Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice (Receipt # AWAWDC-6315151) Attorney Eric M Stahl added to party Human Rights Defense Center(pty:pla), filed by Human Rights Defense Center. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 05/05/2020)
2020-05-06Judge Robert S. Lasnik added. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-062NOTICE TO FILER: re 1 Complaint. Notice of Filing Deficiency ** Action Required ** See attached letter for more information and instructions. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-06NOTICE Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1, Plaintiff must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement by 5/13/2020. (CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-063Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(CDA) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-064NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Caesar David Kalinowski on behalf of Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center. (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-065CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Human Rights Defense Center (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/06/2020)
2020-05-186AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to United States - DEA, DOJ, AG, USAO on 5/6/2020, filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center. (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 05/18/2020)
2020-06-027NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Kyle A. Forsyth on behalf of Defendants Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 06/02/2020)
2020-06-058ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice.(Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 06/05/2020)
2020-06-109ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 7/8/2020, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (KERR) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
2020-06-1110APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Daniel L. Marshall FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center (Fee Paid) Receipt No. AWAWDC-6395498 (Kalinowski, Caesar) (Entered: 06/11/2020)
2020-06-1211ORDER re 10 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Daniel L Marshall for Plaintiff Human Rights Defense Center, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only. NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (DS) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-07-0812Stipulated MOTION and [Proposed] Order for Relief from Rule 26(a)(1) and (f) Requirements , filed by Defendants Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Department of Justice. Noting Date 7/8/2020, (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 07/08/2020)
2020-07-1313STIPULATION AND ORDER granting Parties' 12 Stipulated Motion for Relief from Rule 26(a)(1) and (f) Requirements. Signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik.(MW) (Entered: 07/13/2020)
2020-08-2414JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 08/24/2020)
2020-10-2315Second JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. (Forsyth, Kyle) Modified on 10/23/2020 per counsel request added Second for the JSP (STP). (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-10-23NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 15 Joint Status Report : per counsel request added Second designation for the JSP. (STP) (Entered: 10/23/2020)
2020-12-2216Third JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. (Forsyth, Kyle) Modified on 12/22/2020 to add "Third" at request of filer (KB). (Entered: 12/22/2020)
2020-12-22NOTICE of Docket Text Modification re 16 Joint Status Report : per counsel request added Third designation for the JSR. (KB) (Entered: 12/22/2020)
2021-03-2217JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. Estimated Trial Days: 0. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 03/22/2021)
2021-06-2118JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 06/21/2021)
2021-08-2519JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. Estimated Trial Days: 0. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 08/25/2021)
2021-10-2520JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. Estimated Trial Days: 0. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 10/25/2021)
2022-01-1021JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. Estimated Trial Days: 0. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 01/10/2022)
2022-03-2822JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties. Estimated Trial Days: 0. (Forsyth, Kyle) (Entered: 03/28/2022)
2022-04-0523CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: DEA's motion for summary judgment due by 7/8/2022, HRDC's combined opposition and cross-motion due by 8/26/2022, DEA's combined opposition and reply due by 9/30/2022, HRCD's reply due by 10/21/2022. The cross-motions are to be noted for 10/21/2022. Authorized by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (LH) (Entered: 04/05/2022)
2022-04-11Case Reassigned to Judge John H. Chun. Judge Robert S. Lasnik no longer assigned to the case. (AD) (Entered: 04/11/2022)
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