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Case TitleJohnson v. Central Intelligence Agency
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv01928
Date Filed2017-03-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen McMahon
PlaintiffAdam Johnson
Case DescriptionAdam Johnson, a free-lance journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning communications between the Office of Public Affairs and several reporters that had been requested in 2012 by reporter John Cook. The agency records released to Cook contained the journalists' inquiries, but did not include the agency's responses. Johnson asked the agency to reassess its position on its response to Cook. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Johnson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
Complaint attachment 1
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2017-03-161COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-13427364)Document filed by Adam Johnson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Example of CIA Redactions)(Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-162CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-163REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Adam Johnson. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-17***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Daniel Richard Novack. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Fee Status code due (due). The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the Fee Status code has been modified to pd (paid). (jvs) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-17CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Colleen McMahon. 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 . (jvs) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-17Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein is so designated. (jvs) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-17Case Designated ECF. (jvs) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-174ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Central Intelligence Agency. (jvs) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-205AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. Central Intelligence Agency served on 3/20/2017, answer due 4/20/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Adam Johnson. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-04-076NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anthony Jan-Huan Sun on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency. (Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 04/07/2017)
2017-04-137LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time addressed to Judge Colleen McMahon from AUSA Anthony J. Sun dated 4/13/2017. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency.(Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
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