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Case TitleALLEN v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv00708
Date Filed2016-04-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffISAAC KELVIN ALLEN
Case DescriptionIsaac Allen, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for a copy of a written explanation of why Allen was denied access to the prison's messaging system for a year. The agency indicated that it needed to consult with another agency concerning the request. Allen then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Search - Referral, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Opinion/Order [36]
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2016-04-141COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-142MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-143PRISONER STATEMENT by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-144ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $28.47 from Prison Account of ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 4/12/16. (td) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-155ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on April 15, 2016. (NS) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-196SUMMONS (3) Issued as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (md) (Entered: 04/19/2016)
2016-05-057RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/29/16. (td) (Entered: 05/06/2016)
2016-05-198RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/12/2016. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/11/2016.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS served on 5/12/2016 (td) (Entered: 05/19/2016)
2016-06-079NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Patrick Schaefer on behalf of All Defendants (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 06/07/2016)
2016-06-0710MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 06/07/2016)
2016-06-08MINUTE ORDER: Defendant's 10 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and the FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS shall file its answer or other response to the complaint by 7/13/2016. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 6/8/16. (ms) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-06-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer or other response to the complaint due by 7/13/2016. (dot) (Entered: 06/08/2016)
2016-07-1311WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED 8/15/2016..... MOTION to Dismiss or Alternatively for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Statement of Facts, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel). Added MOTION for Summary Judgment on 7/14/2016 (znmw). Modified on 8/16/2016 (znmw). (Entered: 07/13/2016)
2016-07-2112Order advising plaintiff to respond by 8/15/2016 to defendant's 11 MOTION to Dismiss or Alternatively for Summary Judgment, or the Court may treat the motion as conceded. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 7/21/16. (ms) (Entered: 07/21/2016)
2016-07-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff to Response to 11 by 8/15/2016. (dot) (Entered: 07/21/2016)
2016-08-0413MOTION to Deny Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and/or Summary Judgment by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 08/05/2016)
2016-08-0414Memorandum in opposition to defendant's statement of material facts re 11 MOTION to Dismiss or Alternatively for Summary Judgment MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Entered: 08/05/2016)
2016-08-0415MOTION to Take Judicial Notice Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 201 by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 08/05/2016)
2016-08-1116ERRATA by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN 14 Memorandum in Opposition filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Entered: 08/15/2016)
2016-08-1117ERRATA by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN 15 MOTION for Order filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Entered: 08/15/2016)
2016-08-1118ERRATA by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN 13 MOTION for Order filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Entered: 08/15/2016)
2016-08-1519NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS re 11 MOTION to Dismiss or Alternatively for Summary Judgment MOTION for Summary Judgment , Motion to Stay, and Response re 15 Plaintiff's Request to Take Judicial Notice (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 08/15/2016)
2016-08-1520MOTION to Stay by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS. (See Docket Entry 19 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 08/16/2016)
2016-08-1521RESPONSE re 15 MOTION for Order filed by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS. (See Docket Entry 19 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 08/16/2016)
2016-08-1622ORDER denying 13 plaintiff's Request to Deny Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and/or Summary Judgment as moot; denying 15 plaintiff's Request to Take Judicial Notice Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 201; and denying 20 defendant's Motion to Stay. See order for further instruction. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 8/16/16. (ms) (Entered: 08/16/2016)
2016-08-16Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall file a notice by 9/30/2016; If plaintiff challenges the BOPs response to FOIA Request Number 2016-01713, plaintiff shall file a notice with the Court by 10/11/2016; The parties, either jointly or separately, shall file a proposed schedule for resolution of any remaining issues by 10/31/2016; If plaintiff does not challenge the BOPs response, plaintiff shall file a notice of voluntary dismissal by 10/31/2016. (kt) (Entered: 08/16/2016)
2016-09-1623NOTICE by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS re 22 Order on Motion for Order,, Order on Motion to Stay,,, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 09/16/2016)
2016-10-1824NOTICE by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 10/20/2016)
2016-10-3125NOTICE of Proposed Briefing Schedule by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS re 22 Order on Motion for Order,,,, Order on Motion to Stay, (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 10/31/2016)
2016-11-04MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that defendant shall file its renewed motion for summary judgment by December 7, 2016; plaintiff shall file his opposition and cross-motion, if any, by January 9, 2017; defendant shall file its reply and opposition to plaintiff's cross-motion, if any, by February 7, 2017; and plaintiff shall file his reply, if any, by March 7, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 11/4/16. (ms) (Entered: 11/04/2016)
2016-11-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Cross Motions due by 1/9/2017. Response to Cross Motions due by 2/7/2017. Reply to Cross Motions due by 3/7/2017. Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 12/7/2016. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/9/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/7/2017. (dot) (Entered: 11/07/2016)
2016-12-0726MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 12/07/2016)
2016-12-0827MOTION for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1: Mack Decl., # 3 Exhibit 2: Suppl. Mack Decl., # 4 Exhibit 3: BOP Ltr., # 5 Statement of Facts, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 12/08/2016)
2016-12-09MINUTE ORDER: Defendant's 26 motion for a one-day extension of time is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 12/9/16. (ms) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2016-12-0928Order advising plaintiff to respond by 1/9/2017 to the 27 renewed MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by the FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, or the Court may treat the motion as conceded. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 12/9/16. (ms) (Entered: 12/09/2016)
2017-01-1729Memorandum in opposition to re 27 Renewed MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/23/2017: # 1 Response to Statement of Facts) (td). (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-3030REPLY to opposition to motion re 27 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS. (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 01/30/2017)
2017-03-1031MOTION for 14 Day Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 27 MOTION for Summary Judgment by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-1032MOTION to Take Judicial Notice Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 201 by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN (td) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-1033SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM (Declaration of Isaac Kelvin Allen) in Direct Opposition of Supplemental Declaration of Violet Mack re 29 Memorandum in Opposition, 27 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. (td) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-2734ORDER granting 31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to Defendant's Reply in Support of Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment, and the Clerk shall docket it as plaintiff's Surreply. Denying 32 Motion to Take Judicial Notice Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 201. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 3/27/16. (dot) (Entered: 03/27/2017)
2017-03-2735SURREPLY to re 27 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ISAAC KELVIN ALLEN. "Leave to file GRANTED" by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (td) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
2017-07-1136MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 27 Defendant's Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment. Defendant shall file its second renewed motion for summary judgment by August 14, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 7/11/17. (ms) Modified event title on 7/12/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-08-1437MOTION for Extension of Time to File Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
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