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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. U.S.Secret Service
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv01885
Date Filed2017-03-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Crotty
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffJeremy Merrill
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Jeremy Merrill submitted three FOIA requests to the Secret Service for records concerning reimbursements made to the Trump and Clinton campaigns for airfare for Secret Service agents providing protection to the candidates. The Secret Service responded to Merrill's first request concerning the Trump campaign, but withheld some information under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Merrill filed an administrative appeal challenging the use of Exemption 7(E). After hearing nothing further from the agency concerning his administrative appeal or his other two requests, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Secret Service
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2017-03-151COMPLAINT against United States Secret Service. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-13422119)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Jeremy Merrill.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-152CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-153RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Grupo Finaciero Inbursa, S.A.B. de C.V. for The New York Times Company. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-154REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Secret Service, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Jeremy Merrill, The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-155NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Ian MacDougall on behalf of Jeremy Merrill, The New York Times Company. (MacDougall, Ian) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-16CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Paul A. Crotty. 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 . (laq) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-16Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox is so designated. (laq) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-16Case Designated ECF. (laq) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-226ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Secret Service. (pc) (Entered: 03/22/2017)
2017-04-077NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Natasha Waglow Teleanu on behalf of U.S. Secret Service. (Teleanu, Natasha) (Entered: 04/07/2017)
2017-04-188LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer addressed to Judge Paul A. Crotty from Natasha W. Teleanu dated 4/18/2017. Document filed by U.S. Secret Service.(Teleanu, Natasha) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-199ORDER granting 8 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. U.S. Secret Service answer due 5/1/2017. ENDORSEMENT: Request granted. SO ORDERED. (HEREBY ORDERED by Judge Paul A. Crotty)(Text Only Order) (Crotty, Paul) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
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