Filing 21

MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE, NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER, NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM (Attachments: #1 Exhibit Sur-Reply, #2 Statement of Facts, #3 Text of Proposed Order)(Gupta, Deepak)

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Case 1:16-cv-00745-ESH Document 21 Filed 08/17/16 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM, et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. Case No. 16-745-ESH PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A SUR-REPLY The plaintiffs respectfully seek leave to file the attached one-paragraph sur-reply to address two new points raised in the government’s reply in support of its motion to dismiss. See Ben-Kotel v. Howard Univ., 319 F.3d 532, 536 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (“The district court routinely grants such motions [for leave to file a surreply] when a party is unable to contest matters presented to the court for the first time in the last scheduled pleading.”); Fischer v. FBI, Civ. 07-2037ESH, 2008 WL 2248711, at *1 (D.D.C. 2008) (Huvelle, J.) (same). The government opposes this request. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Deepak Gupta DEEPAK GUPTA JONATHAN E. TAYLOR GUPTA WESSLER PLLC 1735 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 Phone: (202) 888-1741, August 17, 2016       WILLIAM H. NARWOLD MOTLEY RICE LLC 3333 K Street NW, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20007 Phone: (202) 232-5504 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Case 1:16-cv-00745-ESH Document 21 Filed 08/17/16 Page 2 of 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on August 17, 2016, I filed the foregoing motion for leave to file a sur-reply through this Court’s CM/ECF system, and that all parties required to be served have been thereby served. /s/ Deepak Gupta Deepak Gupta      

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