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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00600
Date Filed2017-04-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for records concerning the decision to no longer exempt "green tip" ammunition from the definition of armor-piercing ammunition. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-04-041COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4900293) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Department of Justice, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-042LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-04Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-043SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-044ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on April 4, 2017. (NS) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/10/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/10/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/10/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/10/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-05-096NOTICE of Appearance by Melanie Dyani Hendry on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-097ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-108ORDER. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report not later than June 12, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 5/10/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/12/2017. (kt) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-06-129Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-16MINUTE ORDER: The Court is in receipt of the parties' 9 Joint Proposed Schedule and Status Report. Therein, the parties relay that Defendants anticipate making a series of document productions beginning on July 14, 2017, and request an opportunity to review the productions and to meet and confer with the intention of amicably resolving this litigation. For good cause shown, that request is GRANTED. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report by September 8, 2017, advising the Court of their progress, and proposing a briefing schedule if necessary. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 6/16/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
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