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Case TitleWRIGHT v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00687
Date Filed2018-04-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffCHRIS WRIGHT
Case DescriptionChris Wright, a blogger, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning changes the Trump administration is making to counterterrorism training materials and doctrine. The agency did not acknowledge Wright's request until he contacted the agency to inquire about its status. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Wright filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Washington
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2018-04-021COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616090307) filed by CHRIS WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-02SUMMONS (3) Issued as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (td) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-182RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 4/4/18, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/4/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/4/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/4/2018.) (td) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-05-023NOTICE of Appearance by Denise M. Clark on behalf of All Defendants (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-024ANSWER to 1 Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 05/02/2018)
2018-05-035ORDER: Advising pro se Plaintiff of his obligation to follow the FRCP, Local Rules and orders of the court. Failure to adhere to these rules or orders may result in dismissal of this action. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to: CHRIS WRIGHT, 4020 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22201. (See order for further details). Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/3/18. (DJS) (Entered: 05/03/2018)
2018-05-03MINUTE ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: A Scheduling Conference is hereby set for 5/22/18 at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 9. No later than 5/18/18 the parties shall file their joint Report of the Parties' Planning Meeting, pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Civil Rule 16.3. The Report shall include a proposed Scheduling Order in the format found on Judge Chutkan's court webpage, along with any proposed changes which shall be highlighted. On the same day that the parties file their Rule 26 report and proposed Scheduling Order, the parties shall also email a Word version of the proposed order to Chambers. When proposing deadlines, the parties shall avoid proposing a schedule that contains submission of simultaneous dispositive cross-motions. In addition to the requirements under the Federal and Local Rules, the parties' report shall contain a succinct summary of the case and the statutory basis for all causes of action and defenses. Counsel who attend the Scheduling Conference must be sufficiently familiar with the case to answer any questions which arise and hold the authority to make stipulations and admissions about all matters that can reasonably be anticipated for discussion. Parties are encouraged to attend, but are not required to do so. Separate Reports will be stricken, sua sponte. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to: CHRIS WRIGHT, 4020 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22201. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/3/18. (DJS) (Entered: 05/03/2018)
2018-05-04Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 5/22/2018 at 11:15 AM before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb) (Entered: 05/04/2018)
2018-05-186Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-18MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 6 , it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file another joint report and proposed order by August 27, 2018. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/18/18. (DJS) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/27/2018. (tb) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-05-21MINUTE ORDER: The Scheduling Conference previously set for 5/22/18 at is hereby vacated. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/21/18. (DJS) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-08-247Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-28MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' joint status report it is hereby ordered that the parties shall submit another joint report by January 31, 2019. The report shall be accompanied by a proposed order. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to: CHRIS WRIGHT, 4020 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22201. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/28/18. (DJS) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2018-08-28Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/31/2019. (tb) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2019-01-318Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 01/31/2019)
2019-02-07MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file another joint status by 5/24/19 and every 60 days thereafter. To the extent the status report contains a briefing schedule, the report shall include a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/7/19. (DJS) (Entered: 02/07/2019)
2019-02-08Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/24/2019. (tb) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
2019-05-249Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 05/24/2019)
2019-07-2310Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 07/23/2019)
2019-09-2511MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Clark, Denise) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/25/2019: # 1 Exhibit Status Report) (ztd). (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-2512ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Clark, Denise) Modified on 9/25/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-25NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 12 Status Report was entered in error and added as an attachment to 11 pending ruling of motion. (ztd) (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-30MINUTE ORDER granting 11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/30/19. (DJS) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-09-3013STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (ztd) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-11-2114Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 11/21/2019)
2019-11-2715NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Michelle D. Jackson on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Denise M. Clark (Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 11/27/2019)
2019-11-2716NOTICE of Certificate of Service by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION re 15 Substitution of Counsel (Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 11/27/2019)
2020-01-2117Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 01/21/2020)
2020-03-2018Unopposed MOTION to Stay by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration)(Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 03/20/2020)
2020-03-21MINUTE ORDER: Granting Defendant's Unopposed 18 Motion to Stay. This action is hereby stayed pending further order of the court. The parties shall file a joint status report by April 1, 2020 and every 30 days thereafter. To the extent the report contains a proposal for moving forward with this case or a proposed briefing schedule, the report shall include a proposed order. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to: CHRIS WRIGHT, 4020 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22201. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/21/2020. (DJS) (Entered: 03/21/2020)
2020-04-0119Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 04/01/2020)
2020-04-0320Amended STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service, # 3 Declaration)(Jackson, Michelle) (Entered: 04/03/2020)
2020-04-3021Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Hardy)(Graham-Oliver, Heather) (Entered: 04/30/2020)
2020-05-1822ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Kristin Brudy-Everett on behalf of FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Substituting for attorney Michelle D. Jackson (Brudy-Everett, Kristin) Modified on 5/19/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 05/18/2020)
2020-05-19NOTICE OF ERROR re 22 Substitution of Counsel; emailed to kristin.brudy-everett@usdoj.gov, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect header/caption/case number, 2. Please refile document, 3. Incorrect case number on document. (ztd, ) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-1923ERRATA by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Notice of Substitution of Counsel)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-2924Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-06-3025Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 06/30/2020)
2020-07-3026Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 07/30/2020)
2020-09-3027Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Settlement Discussions, # 2 Plaintiff's Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
2020-10-01MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' joint status report 27 , it is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet, confer and file a another joint report by 11/13/20. The report shall be accompanied by a proposed order. To the extent the parties remain at an impasse, the accompanying proposed order shall contain a proposed briefing schedule. Plaintiff's motion to compel settlement discussions is hereby DENIED, except that the government shall confer with the Plaintiff well in advance of the status report deadline. The court cannot compel a party to engage in settlement discussions. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to the Plaintiff at this address of record. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/1/2020. (DJS) Modified on 10/1/2020 (DJS). (Entered: 10/01/2020)
2020-10-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/13/2020. (tb) (Entered: 10/01/2020)
2020-10-02NOTICE OF ERROR re 27 Status Report; emailed to kristin.brudy-everett@usdoj.gov, cc'd 2 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Motion should be filed as a separate entry on the docket and the order as an attachment. (ztd, ) (Entered: 10/02/2020)
2020-10-0228MOTION to Compel Settlement Discussion, filed on behalf of Plaintiff by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 10/02/2020)
2020-10-05MINUTE ORDER: Denying Plaintiff's 28 Motion to Compel Settlement Discussions. See 10/01/2020 Minute Order. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to: CHRIS WRIGHT, 4020 Washington Boulevard, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22201. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/5/2020. (DJS) (Entered: 10/05/2020)
2020-11-1329Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-12-15MIUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' joint status report 29 , it is hereby ordered that the parties shall adhere to the following deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due 4/28/21. Plaintiff's Combined Opposition/Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due 6/25/21. Defendant's will Combined Reply/Opposition due 7/30/21. Plaintiff's Reply due 8/13/21. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 12/15/2020. (DJS) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 6/25/2021. Response to Cross Motion due by 7/30/2021. Reply to Cross Motion due by 8/13/2021. Summary Judgment motion due by 4/28/2021. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/25/2021. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/30/2021. (tb) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2021-04-2330Consent MOTION to Modify the Briefing Schedule by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 04/23/2021)
2021-04-30MINUTE ORDER: Granting Consent 30 Motion to Modify deadlines. Defendant's motion for summary judgment due 5/28/21. Plaintiff's combined cross-motion for summary judgment/opposition due 8/9/21. Defendant's combined opposition/reply due 9/8/21. Plaintiff's reply due 9/22/21. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/30/21. (DJS) (Entered: 04/30/2021)
2021-05-02Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 8/9/2021. Response to Cross Motion due by 9/8/2021. Reply to Cross Motion due by 9/22/2021. Summary Judgment motion due by 5/28/2021. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/9/2021. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/8/2021. (tb) (Entered: 05/02/2021)
2021-05-2031NEW Request For Pro Se Electronic Noticing by CHRIS WRIGHT. (ztth) (Entered: 05/21/2021)
2021-05-2532Consent MOTION to Modify the Briefing Schedule by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 05/25/2021)
2021-05-28MINUTE ORDER: Granting Consent 32 Motion to Modify Deadlines. Defendant's motion for summary judgment due 6/11/21. Plaintiff's combined cross-motion for summary judgment/opposition due 8/23/21. Defendant's combined opposition/reply due 9/22/21. Plaintiff's reply due 10/6/21. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/28/21. (DJS) (Entered: 05/28/2021)
2021-06-02Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motion due by 8/23/2021. Response to Cross Motion due by 9/22/2021. Reply to Cross Motion due by 10/6/2021. Summary Judgment motion due by 6/11/2021. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/23/2021. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/22/2021. (tb) (Entered: 06/02/2021)
2021-06-1133MOTION for Summary Judgment by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration of Michael G. Seidel (FBI), # 4 Exhibit A-JJ (FBI), # 5 Declaration of Vanessa R. Brinkmann (OIP), # 6 Declaration of Kevin G. Tiernan (NSD), # 7 Text of Proposed Order)(Brudy-Everett, Kristin) (Entered: 06/11/2021)
2021-06-2834NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Kristin Brudy-Everett (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 06/28/2021)
2021-08-2035MOTION to conduct limited discovery in oppositon to defendant's motio for summary judgment re 33 MOTION for Summary Judgment by CHRIS WRIGHT. (ztd) (Entered: 08/23/2021)
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