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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. United States Department of Justice
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv01424
Date Filed2019-02-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Katherine Polk Failla
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffJohn T. Ewing, Jr.
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter John Ewing submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division for records concerning provisions of the plea agreement with Volkswagen. Ewing also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. It granted Ewing's request for a fee waiver but denied his request for expedited processing. Ewing agreed to narrow the second part of his request. The agency told Ewing that it could not process his request further because of the government shutdown. After hearing nothing further from the agency since the government reopened, Ewing and the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
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2019-02-141COMPLAINT against United States Department of Justice. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-16351935)Document filed by The New York Times Company, John T. Ewing, Jr..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-142CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-143REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by John T. Ewing, Jr., The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-144RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Blackrock, Inc. for The New York Times Company. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-15CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Katherine Polk Failla. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . 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 . (pc) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-15Magistrate 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: . (pc) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-15Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-155ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Justice. (pc) (Entered: 02/15/2019)
2019-02-266NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 5/28/2019 at 03:00 PM in Courtroom 618, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Katherine Polk Failla. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 2/26/2019) (rro) (Entered: 02/26/2019)
2019-03-257ANSWER to 1 Complaint. Document filed by United States Department of Justice.(Kochevar, Steven) (Entered: 03/25/2019)
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