Case Details

CourtDistrict of the District of Columbia
Docket number1:09-cv-01713
Date case filed2009-09-09
Date case closed2010-09-16
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Rosemary M. Collyer
Case cause05:552 Freedom of Information Act
Nature of suit895 Freedom of Information Act
Jury demandNone
Demand
JurisdictionU.S. Government Defendant

Case Parties

Party: NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Carl L. Messineo
Attorney Contact:
PARTNERSHIP FOR CIVIL JUSTICE FUND
617 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-1180 x201
Fax: (202) 747-7747
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mara E. Verheyden-Hilliard
Attorney Contact:
PARTNERSHIP FOR CIVIL JUSTICE, INC.
617 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-1180 x 202
Fax: (202) 747-7747
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Radhika M.S. Miller
Attorney Contact:
EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS
1730 M Street, NW
Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-3686 x 114
Fax: (202) 429-9766
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Carl Ezekiel Ross
Attorney Contact:
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
555 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 305-4851
Fax: (202) 514-8780
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
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Long Description
12009-09-09 COMPLAINT against BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616023804) filed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rdj) (Entered: 09/10/2009)
22009-10-01 NOTICE of Appearance by Carl Ezekiel Ross on behalf of BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Ross, Carl) (Entered: 10/01/2009)
32009-10-07 SUMMONS Returned Executed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS served on 9/14/2009, answer due 10/14/2009. (Messineo, Carl) (Entered: 10/07/2009)
42009-10-07 SUMMONS Returned Executed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Messineo, Carl) (Entered: 10/07/2009)
52009-10-07 RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on Attorney General. Date of Service Upon Attorney General 9/14/2009. (Messineo, Carl) (Entered: 10/07/2009)
62009-10-14 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
72009-10-14 Memorandum in opposition to re 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint filed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. 1 - March 19, 2009 Letter to BBG, # 2 Ex. 2 - March 31, 2009 Letter to BBG, # 3 Ex. 3 - June 26, 2009 Letter to Diaz-Ortiz, # 4 Ex. 4 - July 16, 2009 Letter to Diaz-Ortiz, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
82009-11-30 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 11/30/2009)
92009-12-01 Memorandum in opposition to re 8 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Messineo, Carl) (Entered: 12/01/2009)
102009-12-11 ANSWER to 1 Complaint by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS.(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 12/11/2009)
112010-01-04 MOTION to Strike 10 Answer to Complaint Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Improper Request to Dismiss Contained Within Defendant's Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 01/04/2010)
122010-01-20 Memorandum in opposition to re 11 MOTION to Strike 10 Answer to Complaint Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Improper Request to Dismiss Contained Within Defendant's Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint MOTION to Strike 10 Answer to Complaint Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Improper Request to Dismiss Contained Within Defendant's Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint filed by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 01/20/2010)
132010-02-05 Joint MOTION Briefing Schedule by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 02/05/2010)
142010-03-04 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Dispositive Motions by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 03/04/2010)
152010-03-16 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Dispositive Motion by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 03/16/2010)
162010-03-19 MOTION for Summary Judgment by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 03/19/2010)
172010-04-01 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment and plaintiff's Cross Dispositive Motion by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 04/01/2010)
182010-04-09 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Attachment A - Spreadsheet of Specific Contracts, # 4 Attachment B - Declaration of Gloria La Riva, # 5 Ex. 1 - January 23, 2009 FOIA request, # 6 Ex. 2 - January 27, 2009 La Riva Email, # 7 Ex. 3 - February 28, 2009 Letter, # 8 Ex. 4 - March 11, 2009 Letter and Chart, # 9 Ex. 4a - March 11, 2009 Email, # 10 Ex. 5 - March 17, 2009 Chart, # 11 Ex. 5a - March 17, 2009 Email, # 12 Ex. 6 - March 19, 2009 Letter, # 13 Ex. 7 - March 31, 2009 Letter, # 14 Exhibit 8 - May 4, 2009 Appeal, # 15 Ex. 9 - June 3, 2009 Estimation of Costs and Letter, # 16 Ex. 10 - June 3, 2009 Response to Appeal, # 17 Ex. 11 - June 26, 2009 Second Appeal, # 18 Ex. 11-1, # 19 Ex. 11-2, # 20 Ex. 11-3, # 21 Ex. 11-4, # 22 Ex. 11-5, # 23 Ex. 11-6, # 24 Ex. 11-7, # 25 Ex. 11-8, # 26 Ex. 11-9, # 27 Ex. 11-10, # 28 Ex. 11-11, # 29 Ex. 12 - June 26, 2009 Letter to Diaz-Ortiz, # 30 Ex. 113 - July 15, 2009 Letter, # 31 Ex. 14 - July 16, 2009 Letter, # 32 Ex. 15 - July 27, 2009 Letter, # 33 Ex. 16 - May 26, 2009 Diaz-Ortiz Memo, # 34 Ex. 17 - Search results printout)(Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 04/09/2010)
18.1 Text of Proposed Order
18.2 Statement of Facts
18.3 Attachment A - Spreadsheet of Specific Contracts
18.4 Attachment B - Declaration of Gloria La Riva
18.5 Ex. 1 - January 23, 2009 FOIA request
18.6 Ex. 2 - January 27, 2009 La Riva Email
18.7 Ex. 3 - February 28, 2009 Letter
18.8 Ex. 4 - March 11, 2009 Letter and Chart
18.9 Ex. 4a - March 11, 2009 Email
18.10 Ex. 5 - March 17, 2009 Chart
18.11 Ex. 5a - March 17, 2009 Email
18.12 Ex. 6 - March 19, 2009 Letter
18.13 Ex. 7 - March 31, 2009 Letter
18.14 Exhibit 8 - May 4, 2009 Appeal
18.15 Ex. 9 - June 3, 2009 Estimation of Costs and Letter
18.16 Ex. 10 - June 3, 2009 Response to Appeal
18.17 Ex. 11 - June 26, 2009 Second Appeal
18.18 Ex. 11-1
18.19 Ex. 11-2
18.20 Ex. 11-3
18.21 Ex. 11-4
18.22 Ex. 11-5
18.23 Ex. 11-6
18.24 Ex. 11-7
18.25 Ex. 11-8
18.26 Ex. 11-9
18.27 Ex. 11-10
18.28 Ex. 11-11
18.29 Ex. 12 - June 26, 2009 Letter to Diaz-Ortiz
18.30 Ex. 113 - July 15, 2009 Letter
18.31 Ex. 14 - July 16, 2009 Letter
18.32 Ex. 15 - July 27, 2009 Letter
18.33 Ex. 16 - May 26, 2009 Diaz-Ortiz Memo
18.34 Ex. 17 - Search results printout
192010-04-09 Memorandum in opposition to re 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Attachment A - Spreadsheet identifying contracts, # 4 Attachment B - Declaration of Gloria La Riva, # 5 Ex. 1 - January 23, 2009 FOIA request, # 6 Ex. 2 - January 27, 2009 La Riva Fax, # 7 Ex. 3 - February 28, 2009 Letter, # 8 Ex. 4 - March 11, 2009 Letter and Chart, # 9 Ex. 4a - March 11, 2009 Transmittal Email, # 10 Ex. 5 - March 17, 2009 Chart, # 11 Ex. 5a - March 17, 2009 Email, # 12 Ex. 6 - March 19, 2009 Letter, # 13 Ex. 7 - March 31, 2009 Letter, # 14 Ex. 8 - May 4, 2009 Appeal, # 15 Ex. 9 - June 3, 2009 Estimation of Costs and Letter, # 16 Ex. 10 - June 3, 2009 Response to Appeal, # 17 Ex. 11 - June 26, 2009 Second Appeal, # 18 Ex. 11-1, # 19 Ex. 11-2, # 20 Ex. 11-3, # 21 Ex. 11-4, # 22 Ex. 11-5, # 23 Ex. 11-6, # 24 Ex. 11-7, # 25 Ex. 11-8, # 26 Ex. 11-9, # 27 Ex. 11-10, # 28 Ex. 11-11, # 29 Ex. 12 - June 26, 2009 Letter to Diaz-Ortiz, # 30 Ex. 13 - July 15, 2009 Letter, # 31 Ex. 14 - July 16, 2009 Letter, # 32 Ex. 15 - July 27, 2009 Letter, # 33 Ex. 16 - May 26, 2009 Diaz-Ortiz Memo, # 34 Ex. 17 - Printout of search results)(Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 04/09/2010)
202010-04-13 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ross, Carl) (Entered: 04/13/2010)
212010-05-06 Memorandum in opposition to re 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts)(Ross, Carl) Modified on 5/10/2010 to correct linkage (rdj). (Entered: 05/06/2010)
222010-05-07 REPLY to opposition to motion re 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS. (Ross, Carl) (Entered: 05/07/2010)
232010-05-20 REPLY to opposition to motion re 18 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE. (Miller, Radhika) (Entered: 05/20/2010)
242010-09-10 MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/10/10. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 09/10/2010)
252010-09-10 ORDER denying 18 Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment; treating 18 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment as a Motion to Dismiss, and granting that motion. This case is dismissed, without prejudice. See attached Order and 24 Memorandum Opinion for further details. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/10/10. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 09/10/2010)