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Case TitleWilson v. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv10324
Date Filed2020-12-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Lewis A. Kaplan
PlaintiffJohn Wilson
Case DescriptionJohn Wilson submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning himself. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency located 21 responsive pages and disclosed 10 pages. Wilson filed an administrative appeal. The agency upheld its original decision. Wilson then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau Of Investigation
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Complaint
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Opinion/Order [8]
Opinion/Order [11]
Opinion/Order [15]
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Opinion/Order [26]
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2020-12-081COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-22935584)Document filed by John Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8).(Rankin, David) (Entered: 12/08/2020)
2020-12-082CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 12/08/2020)
2020-12-083FILING ERROR - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by John Wilson..(Rankin, David) Modified on 12/9/2020 (jgo). (Entered: 12/08/2020)
2020-12-09CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . 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 https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . .(jgo) (Entered: 12/09/2020)
2020-12-09Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron 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: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (jgo) (Entered: 12/09/2020)
2020-12-09Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 12/09/2020)
2020-12-09***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney David Bruce Rankin to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the PDF attached to the docket entry for the issuance of summons is not correct; the FOIA summons form must be used. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (jgo) (Entered: 12/09/2020)
2020-12-094REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by John Wilson..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 12/09/2020)
2020-12-105ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(dnh) (Entered: 12/10/2020)
2020-12-106ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement) and Dispositive Motion (i.e., motion requiring a Report and Recommendation), All such motions. Referred to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on 12/10/2020) (jca) (Entered: 12/10/2020)
2020-12-297SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED. Federal Bureau Of Investigation served on 12/29/2020, answer due 1/19/2021. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by John Wilson..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 12/29/2020)
2021-01-268ORDER: This case has been assigned to me for general pretrial management. (Order, ECF No. 6.) The parties (or, if no defendant has appeared in the case, only the plaintiff) shall appear for a Telephone Conference on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the status of this case. At the scheduled time, each participant shall separately call (888) 278-0296 (or (214) 765-0479) and enter access code 6489745. So Ordered. (Telephone Conference set for 2/3/2021 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 1/26/2021) (js) (Entered: 01/26/2021)
2021-01-279NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Kirti Vaidya Reddy on behalf of Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Reddy, Kirti) (Entered: 01/27/2021)
2021-01-2710LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Kirti Reddy dated January 27, 2021., LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Kirti Reddy dated January 27, 2021. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Reddy, Kirti) (Entered: 01/27/2021)
2021-01-2711ORDER granting 10 Letter Motion for Extension of Time; granting 10 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference: Request GRANTED. Defendant shall respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by March 15, 2021, and the conference scheduled for February 3, 2021 is hereby adjourned to Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m (Telephone Conference set for 3/24/2021 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 1/27/2021) (jwh) Modified on 1/27/2021 (jwh). (Entered: 01/27/2021)
2021-01-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Federal Bureau Of Investigation answer due 3/15/2021. (jwh) (Entered: 01/27/2021)
2021-02-0212NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Katherine Adams on behalf of John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 02/02/2021)
2021-03-1513ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Schwartz, Tara) (Entered: 03/15/2021)
2021-03-1714CONSENT LETTER MOTION to Adjourn Conference currently scheduled for March 24, 2021 addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from David B. Rankin dated March 17, 2021. Document filed by John Wilson..(Rankin, David) (Entered: 03/17/2021)
2021-03-1815ORDER granting 14 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Request GRANTED. The conference presently scheduled for March 24, 2021 is hereby adjourned to Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at2:00 p.m. So Ordered. Telephone Conference set for 3/31/2021 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 3/18/2021) (js) (Entered: 03/18/2021)
2021-03-3116ORDER: Following a telephone conference with the parties today, the Court Orders as follows: On April 30, 2021, the parties shall file a joint letter regarding the status of this action. So Ordered. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 3/31/2021) (js) (Entered: 03/31/2021)
2021-03-31Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron: Telephone Conference held on 3/31/2021. (kl) (Entered: 04/19/2021)
2021-04-2617JOINT LETTER addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Tara Schwartz dated April 26, 2021 re: Proposed Briefing Schedule. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Schwartz, Tara) (Entered: 04/26/2021)
2021-04-2718MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 17 Letter filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation. ENDORSEMENT: The parties' proposed briefing schedule is approved. SO ORDERED. (Motions due by 8/30/2021., Responses due by 9/30/2021, Replies due by 10/14/2021.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 4/27/2021) (kl) (Entered: 04/27/2021)
2021-07-1419NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alexander James Hogan on behalf of Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 07/14/2021)
2021-08-1820LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time with respect to Defendant's summary judgment motion addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Alexander J. Hogan dated August 18, 2021. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 08/18/2021)
2021-08-1821ORDER granting 20 Letter Motion for Extension of Time. Request GRANTED. SO ORDERED.. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 8/18/2021) (kv) (Entered: 08/18/2021)
2021-08-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Motions due by 9/13/2021. Responses due by 10/14/2021 Replies due by 10/28/2021. (kv) (Entered: 08/18/2021)
2021-09-1322MOTION for Summary Judgment . Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 09/13/2021)
2021-09-1323MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 22 MOTION for Summary Judgment . . Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 09/13/2021)
2021-09-1324DECLARATION of Michael Seidel in Support re: 22 MOTION for Summary Judgment .. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A, # 2 Ex. B, # 3 Ex. C, # 4 Ex. D, # 5 Ex. E, # 6 Ex. F, # 7 Ex. G, # 8 Ex. H, # 9 Ex. I, # 10 Ex. J, # 11 Ex. K, # 12 Ex. L, # 13 Ex. M, # 14 Ex. N).(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 09/13/2021)
2021-10-1125LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Plaintiff's opposition to Defendant's summary judgment motion addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Katherine Adams dated October 11, 2021. Document filed by John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 10/11/2021)
2021-10-1226ORDER: granting 25 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to File. Requests GRANTED. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 10/12/2021) (ama) (Entered: 10/12/2021)
2021-10-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 11/15/2021 Replies due by 12/6/2021. (ama) (Entered: 10/12/2021)
2021-11-1527CROSS MOTION for Summary Judgment . Document filed by John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 11/15/2021)
2021-11-1528AMENDED MOTION for Summary Judgment . Document filed by John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 11/15/2021)
2021-11-1529MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support re: 28 AMENDED MOTION for Summary Judgment . . Document filed by John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 11/15/2021)
2021-11-1530DECLARATION of Katherine Adams in Support re: 28 AMENDED MOTION for Summary Judgment .. Document filed by John Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K1, # 12 Exhibit K2, # 13 Exhibit K3, # 14 Exhibit K4).(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 11/15/2021)
2021-11-1631MOTION to Strike Document No. 27 . Document filed by John Wilson..(Adams, Katherine) (Entered: 11/16/2021)
2021-11-1732ORDER terminating 27 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting 31 Motion to Strike docket entry and document 27 CROSS MOTION for Summary Judgment , filed by John Wilson. ENDORSEMENT: Motion GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is requested to cancel the gavel at ECF No. 27. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 11/17/2021) (kl) (Entered: 11/17/2021)
2021-11-1833LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply addressed to Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron from Alexander J. Hogan dated November 18, 2021. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Hogan, Alexander) (Entered: 11/18/2021)
2021-11-1934ORDER withdrawing 22 Motion for Summary Judgment; withdrawing 28 Motion for Summary Judgment. Motion GRANTED. The Court hereby accepts the parties' offer to withdraw their cross-motions without prejudice; thus, the cross-motions filed at ECF Nos. 22 and 28 hereby are deemed withdrawn. The proposed briefing schedule set forth below is adopted. The parties shall file to the docket their renewed cross-motions and related briefs no later than Thursday, February 3, 2022. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 11/19/2021) (kl) (Entered: 11/19/2021)
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