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Case TitleEverytown for Gun Safety Support Fund v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv02296
Date Filed2018-03-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Alison J. Nathan
PlaintiffEverytown for Gun Safety Support Fund
Case DescriptionEverytown for Gun Safety Support Fund submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for statistical data on a national and state-by-state level pertaining to guns used in suicides or attempted suicides that were recovered by law enforcement and traced by ATF. ATF denied the request on the basis of 2012 Appropriations Act prohibiting the agency from spending funds to process FOIA requests pertaining to gun traces. Everytown filed an administrative appeal and the agency's decision was upheld by the Office of Information Policy. Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
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2018-03-151COMPLAINT against Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14815331)Document filed by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Lefkowitz, Alla) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-152CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Lefkowitz, Alla) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-153REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Lefkowitz, Alla) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-154RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.(Lefkowitz, Alla) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-155NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Eric Anders Tirschwell on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Tirschwell, Eric) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-156NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Lawrence S. Lustberg on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Lustberg, Lawrence) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-16***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Alla Lefkowitz. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Fee Status code due (due). The following correction has been made to your case entry: the Fee Status code has been modified to pd (paid). (pne) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-16CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Alison J. Nathan. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pne) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-16Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pne) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-16Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-167ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. (pne) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-198NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: This case has been assigned to me for all purposes. It is hereby ORDERED that counsel for all parties appear for an initial pretrial conference with the Court on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 906 of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. Initial Conference set for 7/20/2018 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom 906, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Alison J. Nathan. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 3/19/2018) (js) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-04-049NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Tomoko Onozawa on behalf of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. (Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-2010CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives served on 3/28/2018, answer due 4/18/2018. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Lustberg, Lawrence) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-2311ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-06-2112NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Avram David Frey on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Frey, Avram) (Entered: 06/21/2018)
2018-07-1213LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference and Concerning Case Management Plan and Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule addressed to Judge Alison J. Nathan from Lawrence S. Lustberg dated July 12, 2018. Document filed by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Lustberg, Lawrence) (Entered: 07/12/2018)
2018-07-1314ORDER granting 13 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. The parties' joint request to be relieved of their obligation to submit a proposed Case Management Plan is GRANTED. The Court also SO ORDERS the parties' proposed briefing schedule for summary judgment practice. Accordingly, the initial pretrial conference previously scheduled for July 20, 2018 is hereby adjourned sine die. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 7/13/2018) (cf) (Entered: 07/13/2018)
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