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Case: l:17-cv-01728-EGS As of: 11/27/2018 05:27 AM EST 1 of 4 


TYPE I-FOIA 

U.S. District Court 

District of Columbia (Washington, DC) 

CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:17-cv-01728-EGS 


PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT 
OF JUSTICE 

Assigned to: Judge Emmet G. Sullivan 
Cause: 05:552 Freedom of Information Act 

Plaintiff 


Date Filed: 08/24/2017 
Jury Demand: None 
Nature of Suit: 895 Freedom of 
Information Act 

Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant 


PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. represented by Jeffrey Louis Light 

LAW OFFICES OF JEFFREY LIGHT 
1712 Eye Street, NW 
Suite 915 

Washington, DC 20006 
(202)277-6213 
Fax: (202) 223-5316 

Email: ieffrev@lawofficeofieffrevlight.com 
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


Plaintiff 

RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO represented by Jeffrey Louis Light 

(See above for address) 
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


V. 

Defendant 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE represented by Fred Elmore Haynes 

U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THE 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

555 Fourth Street, NW 

Washington, DC 20530 

(202)252-2550 

Email: fred.havnes@usdoi.gov 

LEAD ATTORNEY 

ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


Date Filed 

# 

Docket Text 

08/24/2017 

1 

COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt 
number 0090-5088739) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN 

NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Light, 

Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/24/2017) 

08/24/2017 

2 

LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial 
Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 

08/24/2017) 

08/25/2017 


Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, (zsb) (Entered: 08/25/2017) 

08/25/2017 

3 

SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. 
Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 
08/25/2017) 

08/25/2017 

4 

STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order 
Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. 

The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached 

Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 08/25/17. (Attachment: # 1 
Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/25/2017) 















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08/25/2017 

5 

AMENDED COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by 

PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO.(Light, Jeffrey) 
(Entered: 08/25/2017) 

09/28/2017 

6 

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/6/2017, RETURN OF 

SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States 
Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/06/2017., 
RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the 
United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/6/2017. ( 
Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/6/2017.) (Light, Jeffrey) 
(Entered: 09/28/2017) 

10/05/2017 

7 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 5 Amended Complaint by 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 10/05/2017) 

10/06/2017 


MINUTE ORDER granting 2 consent motion for extension of time to file answer to 
amended complaint. It is therefore ordered that defendant shall file its answer or other 
response by October 11, 2017. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 10/6/2017. 
(Icegs3) (Entered: 10/06/2017) 

10/06/2017 


Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Answer or other response to amended complaint due by 
10/11/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 10/07/2017) 

10/11/2017 

8 

ANSWER to 5 Amended Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Related 
document: 5 Amended Complaint filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., 
RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO.(Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 10/11/2017) 

12/05/2017 


MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff brings this action pursuant to the Freedom of Information 
Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552. The parties are directed to meet and confer and propose 
a joint scheduling order for further proceedings in this case by no later than January 5, 
2018. The parties' joint proposed scheduling order shall address the following: (1) The 
status of plaintiffs FOIA request; (2) The anticipated number of documents responsive 
to plaintiffs FOIA request; (3) The anticipated date(s) for release of documents 
responsive to plaintiffs FOIA request; (4) Whether a motion for an Open America stay 
is likely in this case; (5) Whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case; (6) 
Whether this case would benefit from referral to a magistrate judge or the District 

Court Mediation Program for purposes of settlement; and (7) A proposed briefing 
schedule for dispositive motions, if applicable. If the parties are unable to agree on a 
joint recommendation, the joint proposed scheduling order shall include each party's 
individual recommendations. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 12/5/2017. 

(Icegs3) (Entered: 12/05/2017) 

12/05/2017 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Scheduling Order due by 1/5/2018. (mac) (Entered: 
12/05/2017) 

01/05/2018 

9 

Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 
01/05/2018) 

01/09/2018 


MINUTE ORDER in view of 9 joint status report, it is hereby ordered that the parties 
shall adhere to the following schedule: defendant shall process and release, to the 
extent appropriate under FOIA, all requested records by January 31, 2018; defendant 
shall complete its records search and release any appropriate additional records by 
March 30, 2018; defendant's summary judgment motion shall be filed by April 30, 

2018; plaintiffs' opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by 
May 31, 2018; defendant's reply memorandum in support of its motion and opposition 
memorandum shall be filed by June 29, 2018; plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support 
of its cross-motion shall be filed by July 16, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. 

Sullivan on 1/9/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 01/09/2018) 

01/09/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Summary Judgment Motion due by 4/30/2018. 
Plaintiffs' Opposition And Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/31/2018. 
Defendant’s Reply Memorandum In Support Of Its Motion And Opposition 
Memorandum due by 6/29/2018. Plaintiffs’ Reply Memorandum In Support OF Its 
Cross-Motion due by 7/16/2018. (mac) (Entered: 01/09/2018) 

04/30/2018 

10 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Motion for Summary 
Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 04/30/2018) 
















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05/02/2018 


MINUTE ORDER granting 10 defendant’s consent motion for an extension of time to 
file its motion for summary judgment. It is therefore ordered that the parties shall 
adhere to the following revised schedule: defendants summary judgment motion shall 
be filed by May 7, 2018; plaintiffs opposition to that motion and plaintiffs 
cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by June 7, 2018; defendants reply 
memorandum in support of its motion and opposition to plaintiffs cross-motion for 
summary judgment shall be filed by July 6, 2018; and plaintiffs reply memorandum in 
support of its cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by July 23, 2018. 
Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/2/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 05/02/2018) 

05/02/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants Summary Judgment Motion due by 5/7/2018. 

Plaintiff Opposition To Summary Judgment Motion And Plaintiffs Cross-Motion For 
Summary Judgment due by 6/7/2018. Defendants Reply Memorandum In Support Of 

Its Motion And Opposition To Plaintiffs Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment due 
by 7/6/2018. Plaintiffs Reply Memorandum in Support Of Its Cross-Motion For 
Summary Judgment due by 7/23/2018. (mac) (Entered: 05/02/2018) 

05/07/2018 

11 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Motion for Summary 
Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 05/07/2018) 

05/14/2018 

12 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 05/14/2018) 

05/16/2018 


MINUTE ORDER granting 12 defendant's consent motion for a further extension of 
time to file its motion for summary judgment. The defendant shall therefore file its 
summary judgment motion by May 16, 2018; plaintiffs opposition to that motion and 
plaintiffs cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by June 18, 2018; 
defendants reply in support of its motion and in opposition to plaintiffs cross-motion 
for summary judgment shall be filed by July 16, 2018; and plaintiffs reply in support 
of its cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by August 1, 2018. Signed by 
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/16/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 05/16/2018) 

05/16/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant Summary Judgment Motion due by 5/16/2018. 

Plaintiff Opposition To Defendant’s Summary Judgment And Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion 
For Summary Judgment due by 6/18/2018. Defendants Reply In Support Of Its Motion 
And In Opposition To Plaintiffs Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment due by 
7/16/2018. Plaintiffs Reply In Support OF Its Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment 
due by 8/1/2018. (mac) (Entered: 05/16/2018) 

05/16/2018 

13 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Motion for Summary 
Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 05/16/2018) 

05/21/2018 

14 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Motion for Summary 
Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 05/21/2018) 

05/22/2018 


MINUTE ORDER granting 14 defendant’s consent motion for extension of time to file 
defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The government shall therefore file its 
motion for summary judgment by May 22, 2018; plaintiff shall file its opposition to 
that motion and its cross-motion for summary judgment by no later than June 26, 

2018; defendant's reply memorandum and opposition shall be filed by July 24, 2018; 
and plaintiffs reply memorandum shall be filed by August 7, 2018. Signed by Judge 
Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/22/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 05/22/2018) 

05/22/2018 

15 

WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO ENTRY 15.MOTION for Summary Judgment by 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Hardy 
Declaration)(Haynes, Fred) Modified on 9/10/2018 (zjf). (Entered: 05/22/2018) 

05/23/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary 
Judgment and Cross-Motion due by 6/26/2018. Defendant's reply in support of its 
Motion for Summary Judgment and opposition to Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion due by 
7/24/2018. Plaintiffs' reply in support of its Cross-Motion due by 8/7/2018. (hmc) 
(Entered: 05/23/2018) 

06/26/2018 

16 

Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., 
RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Text of Proposed 

Order)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/26/2018) 

















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06/26/2018 

17 

Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by 
PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 
Statement of Facts, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 
06/26/2018) 

07/21/2018 

18 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Oppositon to Plaintiffs 
Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Its Reply Memorandum in Support of Its 
Motion for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) 
(Entered: 07/21/2018) 

07/24/2018 


MINUTE ORDER granting 18 defendant’s consent motion for an extension to file to 
file opposition. The defendant shall therefore file its memorandum in opposition to 
plaintiffs cross-motion for summary judgment and reply memorandum in support of 
its motion for summary judgment by no later than September 6, 2018. Plaintiffs reply 
memorandum shall be filed by September 27, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. 

Sullivan on 7/24/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 07/24/2018) 

07/24/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant Memorandum In Opposition To Plaintiffs 
Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment And Reply Memorandum In Support Of Its 
Motion For Summary Judgment due by 9/6/2018. Plaintiffs Reply Memorandum due 
by 9/27/2018. (mac) (Entered: 07/24/2018) 

09/06/2018 

19 

WITHDRAWAL of Motion by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE re 15 MOTION for 
Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE . (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 
09/06/2018) 

09/10/2018 


MINUTE ORDER in view of 19 notice of withdrawal of motion for summary 
judgment, the parties' motions for summary judgment are hereby withdrawn. The 
defendant is directed to submit a status report by no later than October 9, 2018 
advising the Court as to its search efforts and proposing a schedule for further 
proceedings. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 9/10/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 
09/10/2018) 

10/09/2018 

20 

Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 
10/09/2018) 

10/11/2018 


MINUTE ORDER in view of 20 joint status report, the parties shall adhere to the 
following summary judgment briefing schedule: defendant's summary judgment 
motion shall be filed by November 26, 2018; plaintiffs opposition to that motion and 
plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by December 17, 2018; 
defendant’s reply memorandum in support of its motion and opposition to plaintiffs 
cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed by January 18, 2019; and plaintiffs 
reply memorandum in support of its cross-motion for summary judgment shall be 
filed by February 4, 2019. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 10/11/2018. 

(Icegs3) (Entered: 10/11/2018) 

10/12/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Summary Judgment Motion due by 11/26/2018. 
Plaintiffs Opposition To Motion And Plaintiffs Cross-Motion For Summary 

Judgment due by 12/17/2018. Defendant's Reply Memorandum In Support Of Its 
Motion And Opposition To Plaintiff's Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment due by 
1/18/2019. Plaintiffs Reply Memorandum In Support Of Its Cross-Motion For 
Summary Judgment due by 2/4/2019. (mac) (Entered: 10/12/2018) 

11/26/2018 

21 

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Renewed Motion for 
Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 

11/26/2018)