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Case TitleTALBOT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00588
Date Filed2017-03-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffDAVID TALBOT
Case DescriptionDavid Talbot, a reporter and author, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning passport and visa records for former CIA officer William King Harvey and Mark Wyatt, who was deceased, during 1948-1976. The agency eventually responded, indicating that it found no records concerning Harvey, but found some records concerning Wyatt. The agency disclosed five records in full and five in part. Talbot also submitted FOIA requests to the CIA for travel records concerning the two officers. He asked for a fee waiver as well. The agency granted him a fee waiver, but also indicated the search probably would not result in any fees. The CIA located 419 pages on Harvey and released them with redactions. However, it did not indicate whether there were any records on Wyatt. Talbot then filed suit against both agencies.
Complaint issues: Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The Executive Office
Office of Legal Advisor Rm 5519
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Washington, DC 20505
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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2017-03-311COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4897317) filed by DAVID TALBOT. (Attachments: # 1 Summons AG Summons, # 2 Summons CIA Summons, # 3 Summons US Attorney Summons, # 4 Summons US DOS Summons, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Exhibit Ex 1, # 7 Exhibit Ex 2, # 8 Exhibit Ex 3, # 9 Exhibit Ex 4, # 10 Exhibit Ex 5, # 11 Exhibit Ex 6, # 12 Exhibit Ex 7, # 13 Exhibit Ex 8, # 14 Exhibit Ex 9, # 15 Exhibit Ex 10, # 16 Exhibit Ex 11, # 17 Exhibit Ex 12, # 18 Exhibit Ex 13)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-04-022NOTICE of Appearance by James H. Lesar on behalf of DAVID TALBOT (Lesar, James) (Entered: 04/02/2017)
2017-04-04Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-043SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-194RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/10/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/10/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Web Receipt, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt, # 3 Exhibit Web Receipt)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-195NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-246MOTION to Issue Summons by DAVID TALBOT (Attachments: # 1 Summons Corrected USDOS Summons)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-247NOTICE by DAVID TALBOT re 6 MOTION to Issue Summons (Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
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