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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00121
Date Filed2017-01-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the agency's response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. EPIC also requested news media fee status and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fee Category - Media or Educational, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2017-01-181COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4811409) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General for the United States, # 3 Summons Federal Bureau of Investigation, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 01/18/2017)
2017-01-182Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 01/18/2017)
2017-01-183NOTICE of Appearance by Marc Rotenberg on behalf of ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Rotenberg, Marc) (Entered: 01/18/2017)
2017-01-23Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zsb) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-234SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-02-075RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/23/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/07/2017)
2017-02-076RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 01/24/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/07/2017)
2017-02-077RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 1/30/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Certified Mail Receipt)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 02/07/2017)
2017-02-238ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-03-109ORDER, defendant's dispositive motions shall be filed within 10 days. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 3/9/17. (lcrcl1, ) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-2010Consent MOTION to Modify March 9, 2017 Order by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-2711Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 03/27/2017)
2017-04-0712ORDER granting, nunc pro tunc 10 Motion to Modify. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 4/6/17. (zlsj) (Entered: 04/07/2017)
2017-04-1013SCHEDULING ORDER entered in light of 11 ; SEE ORDER FOR FULL DETAILS. Joint Status Report due by 8/8/2017. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 4/6/17. (zlsj) (Entered: 04/10/2017)
2017-05-1214MOTION to Compel Preservation by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-1915RESPONSE re 14 MOTION to Compel Preservation filed by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 05/19/2017)
2017-05-2616REPLY to opposition to motion re 14 MOTION to Compel Preservation filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-06-3017ORDER denying 14 Motion to Compel. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 6/25/17. (lcrcl1, ) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
2017-08-0818Joint STATUS REPORT by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-1419SCHEDULING ORDER: Summary Judgment motions due by 10/12/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 11/15/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/5/2017. Replies due by 12/15/2017. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 8/9/17. (lsj) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
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