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Case: l:18-cv-01802-EGS As of: 12/24/2018 08:11 AM EST 1 of 3 


TYPE I-FOIA 

U.S. District Court 

District of Columbia (Washington, DC) 

CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:18-cv-01802-EGS 


INSTITUTE EOR ENERGY RESEARCH v. UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
Assigned to: Judge Emmet G. Sullivan 
Cause: 05:552 Freedom of Information Act 


Date Filed: 08/01/2018 
Jury Demand: None 
Nature of Suit: 895 Freedom of 
Information Act 

Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant 


Plaintiff 


INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY represented by Jason T. Miller 

RESEARCH GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILTY 

AND OVERSIGHT 

4008 Ferrara Drive 

Silver Spring, MD 20906 

(269)841-0046 

Email: 61miller@cua.edu 

ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


Christopher Cochran Horner 

EAW OFFICE OF CHRISTOPHER C. 

HORNER 

Maxwill 

1489 Kinross Fane 
Keswick, VA 22947 
(202) 262-4458 
Fax: (434) 202-1237 
Email: chris@chornerlaw.com 
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


V. 

Defendant 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF represented by Benton Gregory Peterson 

STATE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE 

DISTRICT OF COEUMBIA 
555 Fourth Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20530 
(202) 252-2534 
Fax: (202) 252-2599 
Email: benton.peterson@usdoi.gov 
LEAD ATTORNEY 
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED 


Date Filed 

# 

Docket Text 

08/01/2018 

1 

COMPEAINT lER V STATE filed against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF 
STATE re EOIA ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5614068) filed by 

INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil 
Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Request for Summons STATE DEPT, # 3 Summons 

Request for Summons US Atty General, # 4 Summons Request for Summons USADC, 
# 5 Notice and Consent Consent to Magistrate Judge, # 6 Notice and Consent ECvR 

7.1 Certificate)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/01/2018 

2 

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason T. Miller on behalf of INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY 
RESEARCH (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/01/2018 


Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 













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08/01/2018 

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CIVIL COVER SHEET Amended by INSTITUTE EOR ENERGY RESEARCH filed 
by INSTITUTE EOR ENERGY RESEARCH.(Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/01/2018 

4 

SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE 
STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attacbments: # 1 Notice and 
Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/01/2018 

5 

Consent to Proceed before US Magistrate Judge by INSTITUTE EOR ENERGY 
RESEARCH., (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/01/2018 

6 

ECvR 7.1 CERTIEICATE OE DISCEOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Einancial 
Interests by INSTITUTE EOR ENERGY RESEARCH (zsth) (Entered: 08/01/2018) 

08/02/2018 

7 

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 08/02/18. (Attachment: # 1 
Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/02/2018) 

08/09/2018 

8 

RETURN OE SERVICE/AEEIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the 
United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/6/2018. 
Answer due for ALE EEDERAE DEEENDANTS by 9/5/2018. (Miller, Jason) 

(Entered: 08/09/2018) 

08/09/2018 

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RETURN OE SERVICE/AEEIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on 

United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 
08/06/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018) 

08/17/2018 

10 

RETURN OE SERVICE/AEEIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE STATE served on 8/6/2018 (Miller, Jason) 
(Entered: 08/17/2018) 

09/04/2018 

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RETURN OE SERVICE/AEEIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE STATE served on 8/27/2018 (Attachments: # 

1 Exhibit Postal Tracking Proof of Service)(Miller, Jason) (Entered: 09/04/2018) 

09/05/2018 

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ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE 

STATE.(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 09/05/2018) 

09/27/2018 


MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff brings this action pursuant to the Ereedom of Information 
Act (EOIA), 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 November 1, 
2018. The parties' joint proposed scheduling order shall address the following: (1) The 
status of plaintiffs EOIA request; (2) The anticipated number of documents responsive 
to plaintiffs EOIA request; (3) The anticipated date(s) for release of documents 
responsive to plaintiffs EOIA 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, especially in view of 5 plaintiffs 
consent to proceed before a Magistrate Judge; 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 shah include each party's 
individual recommendations. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 9/27/2018. 

(Icegs3) (Entered: 09/27/2018) 

09/28/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Scheduling Order due by 11/1/2018. (mac) (Entered: 
09/28/2018) 

11/01/2018 

13 

Joint STATUS REFORT filed on behalf of both parties by INSTITUTE EOR 

ENERGY RESEARCH. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order for 
JSR)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 11/01/2018) 

11/02/2018 


MINUTE ORDER in view of 13 joint status report, the parties are directed to file 
another joint status report by no later than November 16, 2018. Signed by Judge 

Emmet G. Sullivan on 11/2/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 11/02/2018) 

11/02/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/16/2018. (mac) (Entered: 
11/02/2018) 



















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11/16/2018 

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OE STATE. 

(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 11/16/2018) 

11/28/2018 


MINUTE ORDER in view of 14 joint status report, the parties are directed to file 
another joint status report advising the Court as to the status of the parties' settlement 
agreement by no later than December 17, 2018. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan 
on 11/28/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 11/28/2018) 

11/29/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/17/2018. (mac) (Entered: 
11/29/2018) 

12/17/2018 

15 

Joint STATUS REPORT Filed on behalf of both parties by INSTITUTE EOR 

ENERGY RESEARCH. (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 12/17/2018) 

12/19/2018 


MINUTE ORDER. In view of 15 joint status report, the parties are directed to submit a 
joint status report by no later than January 21, 2019 to apprise the Court of the status 
of the case. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 12/19/2018. (Icegs3) (Entered: 
12/19/2018) 

12/19/2018 


Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/21/2019. (mac) (Entered: 

12/19/2018)