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Case TitleKoch et al v. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2022cv04421
Date Filed2022-05-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jed S. Rakoff
PlaintiffWilliam I. Koch
PlaintiffBradley Goldstein
Case DescriptionWilliam Koch, who collects rare wines, and Bradley Goldstein, who writes about wines, submitted two FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning the deceased wine counterfeiter Meinhard Gorke. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Koch and Goldstein filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau Of Investigation
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2022-05-281COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-26211378)Document filed by William I. Koch, Bradley Goldstein..(Clopper, John) (Entered: 05/28/2022)
2022-05-282FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - PDF ERROR - CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Clopper, John) Modified on 5/31/2022 (pc). (Entered: 05/28/2022)
2022-05-283REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Bradley Goldstein, William I. Koch..(Clopper, John) (Entered: 05/28/2022)
2022-05-284STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 22-cv-3712 (PAE). Document filed by Bradley Goldstein, William I. Koch..(Clopper, John) (Entered: 05/28/2022)
2022-05-31***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL. CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney John Clopper. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: County code New York;. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the County code has been modified to XX Out of State;. (pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to attorney John Clopper to RE-FILE Document No. 2 Civil Cover Sheet. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Origin was not selected. Jurisdiction was not selected;. Re-file the document using the event type Civil Cover Sheet found under the event list Other Documents and attach the correct PDF. Use civil cover sheet issued by S.D.N.Y. dated October 1, 2020. The S.D.N.Y. Civil Cover Sheet dated October 1, 2020 is located at (pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Unassigned. .(pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31CASE REFERRED TO Judge Paul A. Engelmayer as possibly related to 22cv3712. (pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-315ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(pc) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-316CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Clopper, John) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-06-02CASE DECLINED AS NOT RELATED. Case referred as related to 22-3712 and declined by Judge Paul Engelmayer and returned to wheel for assignment. (aea) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
2022-06-02NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Jed S. Rakoff. Judge Unassigned is no longer assigned to the case. (aea) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
2022-06-02Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn 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: . (aea) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
2022-06-097NOTICE OF COURT CONFERENCE: DATE AND PLACE OF CONFERENCE: 7-5-2022, ON A TELECONFERENCE LINE AT 11:15am. The dial-in information for the call will be as follows: USA Toll-Free (888) 363-4735; USA Caller Paid/International Toll: (215) 446-3657; Access Code: 1086415. SO ORDERED. ( Initial Conference set for 7/5/2022 at 11:15 AM before Judge Jed S. Rakoff.) (Signed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff on 6/9/22) (yv) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-288INITIAL REPORT OF PARTIES BEFORE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Document filed by Bradley Goldstein, William I. Koch..(Clopper, John) (Entered: 06/28/2022)
2022-06-299NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Stephen Seungkun Cha-Kim on behalf of Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Cha-Kim, Stephen) (Entered: 06/29/2022)
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