Case Details

CourtDistrict of the District of Columbia
Docket number1:98-cv-02210
Date case filed1998-09-16
Date case closed2001-09-14
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Thomas F. Hogan
Case cause05:552 Freedom of Information Act
Nature of suit895 Freedom of Information Act
Jury demandPlaintiff
Demand
JurisdictionU.S. Government Defendant

Case Parties

Party: GARY ALAN MELIUS
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Joseph Robert Membrino , Jr.
Attorney Contact:
HALL, ESTILL, HARDWICK, GABLE, GOLDEN & NELSON
1120 20th Street, NW
Suite 700, North Building
Washington, DC 20036-3406
(202) 973-1200
Fax: (202) 973-1212
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mark Steven Zaid
Attorney Contact:
LAW OFFICES OF MARK S. ZAID, P.C.
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 454-2809
Fax: (202) 330-5610
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 03/22/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Anne L. Weismann
Attorney Contact:
CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-5565
Fax: (202) 588-5020
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: James D. Todd , Jr.
Attorney Contact:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch
20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-3378
Fax: (202) 616-8470
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Karyn A. Temple
Attorney Contact:
U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20559
(202) 707-7845
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
11998-09-16 COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS; jury demand (lkn) (Entered: 09/17/1998)
21998-10-16 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to extend time to 11/30/98 to respond to the FOIA count in plaintiff's first cause of action (lkn) (Entered: 10/19/1998)
31998-10-23 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 11/30/98 to respond to the FOIA count in plaintiff's first cause of action [2-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING (N) (scm) (Entered: 10/27/1998)
41998-11-30 ANSWER TO COMPLAINT [1-1] by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING . (tw) (Entered: 12/01/1998)
51998-12-21 MOTION filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for summary judgment , and for judgment on the pleadings ; Declarations (2), exhibits (6). (lkn) (Entered: 12/22/1998)
61998-12-18 MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT/REPORT PURSUANT TO L.R. 206(d) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING . (jf) (Entered: 12/22/1998)
71998-12-30 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to amend its statement of material facts filed in support of its motion for summary judgment, dated December 21, 1998 :EXHIBIT (Statement of material facts). (lkn) (Entered: 01/04/1999)
81999-02-10 SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan directing plaintiff to submit his opposition and/or Cross Motion to the defendant's pending motion by 2/22/99 ; defendant's response to motion due 3/11/99 ; plaintiff's reply to motion due 3/22/99 ; , Case assigned to the Standard track (track two); directing that discovery be stayed until further order of the Court. (N) (gew) (Entered: 02/10/1999)
91999-02-18 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to extend time to 3/8/99 to file a responsive pleading to defendant's motion for summary judgment and for judgment on pleadings (jf) (Entered: 02/19/1999)
101999-02-23 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 3/8/99 to file a responsive pleading to defendant's motion for summary judgment and for judgment on pleadings [9-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (N) (gew) (Entered: 02/23/1999)
111999-03-08 MEMORANDUM by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS in opposition to motion for summary judgment [5-1] and for judgment on the pleadings [5-2] by NATL INDIAN GAMING; exhibits (72) (jf) (Entered: 03/09/1999)
121999-03-10 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to extend time to 3/30/99 to file reply to plaintiff's opposition (tb) (Entered: 03/11/1999)
131999-03-10 ERRATA RE: filing the original declaration of Dexter Lehtinen, copy was filed with plaintiff's opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment on 03/08/99 by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS (tb) (Entered: 03/11/1999)
141999-03-12 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 3/30/99 to file reply to plaintiff's opposition [12-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING (N) (gew) (Entered: 03/12/1999)
151999-03-30 MOTION (UNOPPOSED)filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for leave to file an amended declaration of Jean McLaughlin :EXHBIT (Amended declaration). (lkn) (Entered: 03/31/1999)
161999-03-30 REPLY by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING in support of motion for summary judgment [5-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, motion for judgment on the pleadings [5-2] by NATL INDIAN GAMING (lkn) (Entered: 03/31/1999)
171999-03-30 MOTION filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to strike plaintiff's statement of material facts as to which there are genuine issues (lkn) (Entered: 03/31/1999)
181999-04-12 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to extend time to 4/20/99 to file responsive pleading to defendant's motion to strike (lkn) (Entered: 04/13/1999)
191999-04-20 RESPONSE by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS in opposition to motion to strike plaintiff's statement of material facts as to which there are genuine issues [17-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING. (tb) (Entered: 04/21/1999)
201999-04-20 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 4/20/99 to file responsive pleading to defendant's motion to strike [18-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (N) (gew) (Entered: 04/21/1999)
211999-04-22 SURREPLY by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to motion for summary judgment [5-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, motion for judgment on the pleadings [5-2] by NATL INDIAN GAMING; Exhibits (2). (lkn) (Entered: 04/29/1999)
221999-04-30 REPLY by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING in support of motion to strike plaintiff's statement of material facts as to which there are genuine issues [17-1] (jf) (Entered: 05/03/1999)
231999-05-07 MOTION filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for leave to file opposition to plaintiff's motion to strike declaration and amended declaration of Jean McLaughlin ; EXHIBIT (opposition) (jf) (Entered: 05/10/1999)
241999-04-22 MOTION filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to strike declaration and amended declaration of Jean McLaughlin (lkn) (Entered: 05/24/1999)
251999-05-14 REPLY by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to defendant's opposition to motion to strike declaration and amended declaration of Jean McLaughlin [24-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS; Exhibits (2). (lkn) (Entered: 05/24/1999)
261999-05-24 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : motion hearing set for 10:00 7/28/99 ; (N) (gew) (Entered: 05/26/1999)
271999-06-17 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting defendant's motion for Leave to File Outside of Time, nunc pro tunc 05/07/99. (N) (gew) (Entered: 06/17/1999)
281999-08-18 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to extend time to 9/7/99 to file response to defendant's release of additional documentation (tb) (Entered: 08/19/1999)
291999-08-20 ORDER by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for Judge Thomas F. Hogan: granting unopposed motion to extend time to 9/7/99 to file response to defendant's release of additional documentation [28-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS. (N) (mlp) (Entered: 08/20/1999)
301999-09-08 MEMORANDUM by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS regarding defendant's August 12, 1999, record disclosures; Exhibits (2). (lkn) (Entered: 09/09/1999)
311999-09-20 RESPONSE by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to plaintiff's memorandum regarding defendant's August 13, 1999, record disclosures [30-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (jf) (Entered: 09/21/1999)
321999-09-07 MOTION filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS for leave to amend the complaint ; Attachment:EXHIBIT (Amended complaint) (lkn) (Entered: 09/22/1999)
331999-09-20 RESPONSE by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING in opposition to motion for leave to amend the complaint [32-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS . (lkn) (Entered: 09/22/1999)
341999-09-20 MOTION (UNOPPOSED)filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for leave to file exhibit under seal :EXHIBIT (LODGED UNDER SEAL) (lkn) (Entered: 09/22/1999)
351999-09-23 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion of deft. to file under seal (N) (jaw) (Entered: 09/24/1999)
361999-09-24 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to extend time to 10/8/99 to file a response to defendant's opposition to plaintiff's motion for leave to amend complaint and the related defendant's response to plaintiff's 08/13/99 record of disclosures (jf) (Entered: 09/27/1999)
371999-10-05 TRANSCRIPT filed for date(s) of 08/13/99. Reporter: Patricia J. Yerkes (lkn) (Entered: 10/06/1999)
381999-10-04 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 10/8/99 to file a response to defendant's opposition to plaintiff's motion for leave to amend complaint and the related defendant's response to plaintiff's 08/13/99 record of disclosures [36-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (N) (jeb) (Entered: 10/06/1999)
391999-10-08 REPLY by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to defendant's opposition to motion for leave to amend the complaint [32-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (lkn) (Entered: 10/12/1999)
401999-11-03 MEMORANDUM OPINION by Judge Thomas F. Hogan (N) (gew) (Entered: 11/05/1999)
411999-11-03 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : denying motion for leave to amend the complaint [32-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS, denying motion to strike declaration and amended declaration of Jean McLaughlin [24-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS, denying motion to strike plaintiff's statement of material facts as to which there are genuine issues [17-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, granting in part, denying in part motion for summary judgment; granting summary judgment as to Count 1 but denied in respect to Count VI [5-1], granting motion for judgment on the pleadings [5-2] by NATL INDIAN GAMING; granting judgment for defendant on the pleadings as to Count II but denied as to Counts III - V, VII and VIII; granting defendant's motion to dismiss Counts IX - XIa for lack of suject matter jurisdiction; directing the parties to meet and confer and submit a report to this Court in 15 days of the date of this Order on the status of this case. (N) (gew) (Entered: 11/05/1999)
421999-11-19 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to extend time to file Meet and Confer Statement to 12/03/99. (lkn) (Entered: 11/22/1999)
431999-11-23 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting joint motion to extend time to file Meet and Confer Statement to 12/03/99. [42-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, GARY ALAN MELIUS Meet Confer Statement due date extended to 12/3/99 (N) (jaw) (Entered: 11/23/1999)
441999-12-03 STATUS REPORT by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING (tw) (Entered: 12/06/1999)
451999-12-06 MOTION filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS for Rule 54(b) entry of final judgment (tw) (Entered: 12/07/1999)
461999-12-20 RESPONSE by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING in opposition to motion for Rule 54(b) entry of final judgment [45-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS . (jf) (Entered: 01/02/2000)
471999-12-29 MOTION (Unopposed) filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to extend time to 1/5/00 in which to file a responsive pleading (adc) (Entered: 01/03/2000)
482000-01-05 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to extend time to 1/5/00 in which to file a responsive [47-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS; responsive pleading due by 1/5/00 (N) (jaw) (Entered: 01/06/2000)
492000-01-05 REPLY by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to defendant's opposition to plaintiff's motion for Rule 54(b) entry of final judgment [45-1]. (tw) (Entered: 01/07/2000)
502000-01-27 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : denying motion to extend time to 1/5/00 in which to file a responsive pleading [47-1] by GARY ALAN MELIUS (N) (gew) (Entered: 02/01/2000)
512000-02-03 NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Mark Steven Zaid representing plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS . New address: 1275 K Street, NW Suite 770 Washington DC 20005 (202) 371-6626. (tw) (Entered: 02/09/2000)
522000-05-22 MOTION (EXPEDITED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to compel plaintiff to fully respond to defendant's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents ; exhibits (4) (bjsp) (Entered: 05/22/2000)
532000-05-25 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : referring this case to Magistrate Judge Facciola for resolution of defendant's expedited motion to compel. (N) (gew) (Entered: 05/25/2000)
542000-05-30 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for protective order to protect the confidentiality of certain material to be produced in discovery and/orinformation that contain trade secrets, are proprietary or otherwise reflect confidential business or financial information (bjsp) Modified on 05/31/2000 (Entered: 05/31/2000)
552000-06-01 PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan ; setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal. (N) (gew) (Entered: 06/05/2000)
562000-06-02 MEMORANDUM by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS in opposition to motion to compel plaintiff to fully respond to defendant's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents [52-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING ; exhibits (79) (bjsp) (Entered: 06/06/2000)
572000-06-02 MOTION filed by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS for oral argument on motion defendant's motion to compel (bjsp) (Entered: 06/06/2000)
582000-06-14 REPLY by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING in support of their motion to compel plaintiff to fully respond to defendant's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents [52-1] (cjp) (Entered: 06/15/2000)
592000-06-29 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for extension of discovery period to 9/24/00 (bjsp) (Entered: 06/30/2000)
602000-06-30 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting joint motion for extension of discovery period to 9/24/00 [59-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, GARY ALAN MELIUS; discovery now closes 9/24/00 (N) (jf) (Entered: 07/03/2000)
612000-07-21 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola : granting in part, denying in part motion to compel plaintiff to fully respond to defendant's first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents [52-1] (N) (ldc) (Entered: 07/21/2000)
622000-08-25 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to extend time for filing discovery to 11/30/00 (bjsp) (Entered: 08/28/2000)
632000-09-01 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan: granting joint motion to extend time for filing discovery to 11/30/00 [62-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, GARY ALAN MELIUS. (N) (mlp) (Entered: 09/01/2000)
642000-10-03 ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING by James D. Todd (bjsp) (Entered: 10/04/2000)
652000-10-10 ORDER by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola: expanding the number of depositions the defendant can take up to fifteen. (N) (jeb) (Entered: 10/10/2000)
662000-11-07 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to extend time for filing discovery to 12/20/00 to fully complete discovery in this case (cas) (Entered: 11/08/2000)
672000-11-17 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to stay (jdm) (Entered: 11/20/2000)
682000-12-19 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to stay this matter, including all discovery deadlines, for an additional 30-days pending the conclusion of settlement negotiations (jdm) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
692000-12-20 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting joint motion to stay this matter, including all discovery deadlines, until 01/17/01, for an additional 30-days pending the conclusion of settlement negotiations [68-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, GARY ALAN MELIUS (N) (gew) (Entered: 12/28/2000)
702001-01-17 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to stay as to federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING (cas) (Entered: 01/18/2001)
712001-01-19 ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan : granting motion to stay as to federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING [70-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING; further ordered, including discovery deadlines, will be stayed, to and including 02/18/01. (N) (jf) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
722001-02-21 JOINT MOTION by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING to stay (jdm) (Entered: 02/22/2001)
732001-02-28 ORDER by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola : granting joint motion to stay [72-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING, GARY ALAN MELIUS discovery closes 3/21/01 ; (N) (ldc) (Entered: 03/01/2001)
742001-03-21 MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING for scheduling order ; Exhibits (5). (jdm) (Entered: 03/22/2001)
752001-03-22 SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Thomas F. Hogan granting motion for scheduling order [74-1] by NATL INDIAN GAMING discovery closes 7/19/01; further ordered, that motions for summary judgment will be due 30 days after the close of discovery (N) (jf) (Entered: 03/23/2001)
762001-03-22 NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL of attorney Mark Steven Zaid for GARY ALAN MELIUS. (jdm) (Entered: 03/23/2001)
772001-05-23 MOTION filed by attorney of plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS to withdraw Joseph Robert Membrino Jr., and his firm, Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, and Nelson, P.C. as attorney for GARY ALAN (ag) (Entered: 05/24/2001)
782001-06-29 STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL of case by plaintiff GARY ALAN MELIUS, federal defendant NATL INDIAN GAMING pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(ii) to dismissal with prejudice and each party shall bear its own costs, except as provided by separate agreement (cjp) (Entered: 07/03/2001)