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Case TitleBarrack v. United States Department of Justice
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
Case Number1:2022cv02427
Date Filed2022-09-20
Date Closed2022-12-02
JudgeJudge Daniel D. Domenico
PlaintiffThomas J. Barrack, Jr.
Case DescriptionThomas Barrack submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the charges against him for failing to register as a foreign agent. Barrack requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency denied his request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Barrack filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
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2022-09-201COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under the Freedom of Information Act against United States Department of Justice (Filing fee $ 402,Receipt Number ACODC-8666325)Attorney Jason R. Dunn added to party Thomas J. Barrack, Jr(pty:pla), filed by Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1- First Request, # 2 Exhibit 2- Second Request, # 3 Exhibit 3- Third Request, # 4 Exhibit 4- Fourth Request, # 5 Exhibit 5- NSD Response 1, # 6 Exhibit 6- NSD Response 2, # 7 Exhibit 7- NSD Response 3, # 8 Exhibit 8- NSD Response 4, # 9 Summons To the Attorney General, # 10 Summons To the Department of Justice, # 11 Summons To the US Attorney- Colorado)(Dunn, Jason) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-202Case assigned to Judge Daniel D. Domenico and drawn to Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter. Text Only Entry (norlin, ) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-203SUMMONS issued by Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (norlin, ) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-204ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a) and (b), this case is referred to the assigned United States Magistrate Judge to (1) convene a scheduling conference under Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b) and enter a scheduling order meeting the requirements of Local Civ. R. 16.2, (2) conduct such status conferences and issue such orders necessary for compliance with the scheduling order, including amendments or modifications of the scheduling order upon a showing of good cause, (3) hear and determine pretrial matters, including discovery and other non-dispositive motions, (4) conduct hearings, including evidentiary hearings, and submit proposed findings of fact and recommendations for rulings on dispositive motions, and (5) pursuant to Local Civ. R. 16.6 and at the discretion of the Magistrate Judge, convene such early neutral evaluation and/or settlement conferences and direct related procedures as may facilitate resolution of this case without the necessity of a motion or prior authorization of the undersigned. SO ORDERED by Judge Daniel D. Domenico on 9/20/2022. Text Only Entry. (rkeec) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-205ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING/PLANNING CONFERENCE by Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter on September 20, 2022. Proposed Scheduling Order due 12/9/2022 Scheduling Conference set for 12/16/2022 09:30 AM in Courtroom C203 before Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter. (csarr, ) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-216NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Joseph C. Haupt on behalf of Thomas J. Barrack, JrAttorney Joseph C. Haupt added to party Thomas J. Barrack, Jr(pty:pla) (Haupt, Joseph) (Entered: 09/21/2022)
2022-09-277ORDER. This matter has its factual nexus in Pitkin County. According to the Court's Revised Jury Plan for Random Jury Selection, this case is therefore properly designated for Jury Division 3. Because the jury will be drawn from that Division, it is appropriate that the case be managed, for pretrial purposes, by Magistrate Judge Gallagher in Grand Junction. Accordingly, pursuant to Local Civil Rule 40.1(a), and as approved by the Chief Judge of the Court, the Clerk of the Court is directed to reassign this action to Magistrate Judge Gallagher as the referral judge. All further pleadings in this case must reflect the case number of 1:22-cv-02427-DDD-GPG. SO ORDERED by Judge Daniel D. Domenico on 9/27/2022. Text Only Entry (dddlc1, ) (Entered: 09/27/2022)
2022-10-318STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer or Respond to the Complaint by Defendant United States Department of Justice. United States Department of Justice answer due 11/16/2022. (Scott, Olivia) (Entered: 10/31/2022)
2022-11-169MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim , MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Defendant United States Department of Justice. (Scott, Olivia) (Entered: 11/16/2022)
2022-12-0210STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case by Plaintiff Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. (Dunn, Jason) (Entered: 12/02/2022)
2022-12-0211Civil Case Terminated pursuant to the 10 Stipulation of Dismissal of Case Without Prejudice filed in this case on 12/02/2022. Text Only Entry (athom, ) (Entered: 12/02/2022)
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