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Case TitleBRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02130
Date Filed2017-10-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffBRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
Case DescriptionThe Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for a White Paper prepared by the agency and dated Jan. 20, 2017 entitled "Options to Reduce or Modify Firearm Regulations." The Brady Center also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but despite several queries from the Brady Center to check on the status of its request, the agency failed to respond. The Brady Center filed a second FOIA request for records concerning warning letters. The Brady Center also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to either of its requests, the Brady Center 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
DefendantBUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES
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2017-10-161COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5159991) filed by BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Summons Attorney General, # 5 Summons ATF, # 6 Summons DOJ, # 7 Summons U.S Attorney of DC)(Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-10-16Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-10-162SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-10-163Corporate Disclosure Statement by BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-11-104RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/23/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/22/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 11/10/2017)
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by FOIA Project Staff