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Case TitleNATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC. et al v. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00091
Date Filed2017-01-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffNATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC.
PlaintiffROBERT BENINCASA
Case DescriptionRobert Benincasa, a producer for the investigations unit of National Public Radio, submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for database information concerning property acquisitions resulting from a natural disaster. The agency told Benincasa that identifying information such as names and addresses would be redacted under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Benincasa filed an administrative appeal, which was denied on the basis of Exemption 6. Benincasa and NPR then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Exemption 6 - Invasion of privacy

DefendantFEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2017-01-131COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4806186) filed by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons DHS, # 7 Summons FEMA, # 8 Summons USAG, # 9 Summons DC USA)(Marshall, C.) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-132LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC. (Marshall, C.) (Entered: 01/13/2017)
2017-01-17Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
2017-01-173SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/17/2017)
2017-02-224GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Courts instructions for briefing motions and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 2/22/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 02/22/2017)
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