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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00070
Date Filed2024-01-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
doing business as WASHINGTON POST
Case DescriptionThe Washington Post submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Interior for records concerning hazardous condition reports about the Park Police's radio communication system. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. Three years later, the Park Police denied the request entirely under Exemption 7 (law enforcement records). The Washington Post filed an administrative appeal. The Park Police acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Washington Post filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2024-01-081COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10604350) filed by WP COMPANY LLC d/b/a The Washington Post. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - request, # 2 Exhibit B - response, # 3 Exhibit C - appeal, # 4 Exhibit D - acknowledgement of appeal, # 5 Summons to Department of Interior, # 6 Summons to Attorney General, # 7 Summons to US Attorney, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 01/08/2024)
2024-01-082LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by WP COMPANY LLC d/b/a The Washington Post (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 01/08/2024)
2024-01-10Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zcb) (Entered: 01/10/2024)
2024-01-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zcb) (Entered: 01/10/2024)
2024-01-114STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/11/2024. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 01/11/2024)
2024-01-165RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/11/2024. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/10/2024. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 01/16/2024)
2024-01-176MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Isabella Salomao Nascimento, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-10623231. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by WP COMPANY LLC.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Applicant, # 2 Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 01/17/2024)
2024-01-21MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, Dkt. 6 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Isabella Salomao Nascimento is hereby granted leave to appear pro hac vice in this case. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a)/LCrR 44.5(a). Click for Instructions . Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/21/2024. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 01/21/2024)
2024-01-227NOTICE of Appearance by Isabella Salomao Nascimento on behalf of WP COMPANY LLC. (Salomao Nascimento, Isabella) (Entered: 01/22/2024)
2024-02-068Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/06/2024)
2024-02-06MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's consent motion for extension, Dkt. 8 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint in this matter on or before February 26, 2024. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/6/2024. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 02/06/2024)
2024-02-269ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/26/2024)
2024-02-27MINUTE ORDER: It is ORDERED that, on or before March 26, 2024, the parties shall confer and file a joint status report addressing (1) any documents still to be produced pursuant to FOIA; (2) an anticipated schedule for processing and producing any such documents; and (3) any substantive areas of disagreement between the parties. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear for an Initial Scheduling Conference on April 2, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom 8. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/27/2024. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 02/27/2024)
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