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Case TitleBURWELL v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00562
Date Filed2017-03-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffGREGORY WAYNE BURWELL
Case DescriptionGregory Burwell, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged the request and told Burwell that his request was considered complex and would take some time to process. Burwell then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantBUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES
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2017-03-291COMPLAINT against BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (Filing fee $ 0.00) filed by GREGORY WAYNE BURWELL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(jf) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-29SUMMONS Not Issued as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (jf) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-292MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by GREGORY WAYNE BURWELL (jf) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-293PRISONER TRUST FUND ACCOUNT STATEMENT for period of six months by GREGORY WAYNE BURWELL (jf) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-294ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $0.00 from Prison Account of Gregory Wayne Burwell and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 03/28/2017. (jf) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-04-135SUMMONS (3) Issued as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES, non-parties U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zmd) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-196NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-197RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/14/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/14/2017. (jf) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-05-018RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/27/2017. (jf) (Entered: 05/01/2017)
2017-05-109First MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-15MINUTE ORDER: Defendant's 9 Motion for Extension of Time is granted, and the BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES shall file its Answer or other response to the Complaint by 8/14/2017. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 5/15/17. (ms) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-05-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 8/14/2017, (mac) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-06-1210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES served on 6/7/2017 (jf) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
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