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Case TitleKertchen v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number3:2019cv05871
Date Filed2019-09-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Benjamin H. Settle
PlaintiffVitaliy Kertchen
Case DescriptionVitaliy Kertchen, an attorney specializing in the restoration of gun rights to otherwise prohibited individuals, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System's state prohibitor pages. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Kertchen filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
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2019-09-161COMPLAINT against defendant Federal Bureau of Investigation, filed by Vitaliy Kertchen. (Summons(es) to be issued) (Receipt # TAC015873) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Transmittal Email)(SP) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-162NOTICE: Plaintiff Vitaliy Kertchen has registered to electronically file and receive electronic service in this case. (PS) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
2019-09-173Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(SP) (Entered: 09/17/2019)
2019-10-105ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT, DISCOVERY, DEPOSITIONS AND EARLY SETTLEMENT: Joint Status Report due by 1/8/2020, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 12/26/2019, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 1/2/2020. Signed by Judge Benjamin H. Settle. (MGC) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-216NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michelle R. Lambert on behalf of Defendant Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
2019-10-217ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Federal Bureau of Investigation.(Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 10/21/2019)
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