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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. United States Department of Justice
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2017cv06557
Date Filed2017-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)
Case DescriptionThe Center for Investigative Reporting submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for records concerning the agency's policies and procedures involving trace reports and aggregated information obtained from trace reports. The Center also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. CIR contacted the agency several times to check on the status of its request. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
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2017-11-131COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against United States Department of Justice (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11872354). Filed by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 11/13/2017) Modified on 11/22/2017 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-132Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 11/13/2017) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-133Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 11/27/2017. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/13/2017) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-224Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 2/8/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 2/15/2018 01:30 PM in Courtroom F, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/22/2017) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2017-11-22Electronic filing error Re: 2 Proposed Summons filed by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). This filing will not be processed by the clerks office. Please re-file in its entirety in accordance with FRCP 4(i). (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/22/2017) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2017-11-225CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 11/22/2017) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2017-11-276Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 11/27/2017) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-277Summons Issued as to United States Department of Justice. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/27/2017) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-308CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service Proof of Service)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 11/30/2017) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
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