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Case TitleBARTKO v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00781
Date Filed2017-04-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffGREGORY BARTKO
Case DescriptionGregory Bartko, who had been convicted of securities fraud, submitted multiple FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records he claimed had not been disclosed as part of his earlier FOIA litigation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but dissatisfied with the resolution, or lack thereof, of the requests, Bartko filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
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2017-04-271COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by GREGORY BARTKO. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-272MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by GREGORY BARTKO (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-273PRISONER TRUST FUND ACCOUNT STATEMENT for period of six months by GREGORY BARTKO (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-274ORDER directing an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $50.00 from Prison Account of GREGORY BARTKO and granting MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (see order for full details). Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/24/2017. (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-275NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by GREGORY BARTKO. Case related to Case No. 13CV1135. (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-276MOTION for CM/ECF Password by GREGORY BARTKO (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-04-27Initiating Pleading & IFP Application Received on 4/7/2017. (zrdj) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-05-04MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that Plaintiff's 6 Motion is GRANTED, and he shall be issued a CM/ECF password upon the terms the Clerk's Office typically imposes. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/4/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-16Partial Filing Fee Received from GREGORY BARTKO in the amount of $50.00, receipt number: 4616084630. (zrdj) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-187SUMMONS (3) Issued as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jd) (Entered: 05/20/2017)
2017-05-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/22/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/21/2017. (td) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-05-249RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/22/17., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 5/22/2017; (See docket entry no. 8 to view) (td) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-06-09Partial Filing Fee Received from GREGORY BARTKO in the amount of $50.00, receipt number: 4616085219. (zrdj) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-2010NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-2011MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-20MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by July 21, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/20/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 7/21/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-07-11Partial Filing Fee Received from GREGORY BARTKO in the amount of $50.00, receipt number: 4616085896. (zrdj) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-2112ANSWER to 1 Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 07/21/2017)
2017-07-24MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that each party shall submit a proposed briefing schedule by August 14, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7-24-2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Each party shall submit a proposed briefing schedule by 8/14/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-3113AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Complaint against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh 5 Postal receipt)(BARTKO, GREGORY) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-08-08Partial Filing Fee Received from GREGORY BARTKO in the amount of $50.00, receipt number: 4616086529. (zrdj) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-0914PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by GREGORY BARTKO (BARTKO, GREGORY) Modified event title on 8/10/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-1415ANSWER to 13 Amended Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Related document: 13 Amended Complaint.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
2017-08-1416PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
2017-08-15MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendant shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment on or before January 31, 2018; 2) Plaintiff shall file his opposition on or before March 2, 2018; and 3) Defendant shall file its reply on or before April 2, 2018. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 8/15/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 1/31/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 3/2/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/2/2018. (nbn) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-09-15Partial Filing Fee Received from Gregory Bartko in the amount of $50.00, receipt number: 4616087170. (td) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
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