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Case TitleJOHNSON v. Central Intelligence Agency
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
Case Number1:2017cv10789
Date Filed2017-05-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge George A. OToole, Jr
Case DescriptionAmanda Johnson, a doctoral student at MIT, submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning the development and operation of the agency's Twitter account. The agency acknowledged receipt of her request. Johnson contacted the agency on several occasions and was told her request was being processed. Although the agency told her it still had not completed her request, the CIA's annual FOIA report seemed to indicate the agency had processed more than 1,000 requests received after hers. She then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
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2017-05-041COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-6613041 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by AMANDA JOHNSON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet Category Form)(Sellars, Andrew) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-042ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge George A. OToole, Jr assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-043Summons Issued as to Central Intelligence Agency. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-244AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE Executed by AMANDA JOHNSON. Central Intelligence Agency served on 5/24/2017, answer due 6/14/2017. Acknowledgement filed by AMANDA JOHNSON. (Sellars, Andrew) (Entered: 05/24/2017)
2017-05-305NOTICE of Appearance by Anita Johnson on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency (Johnson, Anita) (Entered: 05/30/2017)
2017-06-236Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to 7/24/2017 to File Answer by Central Intelligence Agency.(Johnson, Anita) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-06-277Judge George A. O'Toole, Jr: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint, Central Intelligence Agency answer due 7/24/2017. (Halley, Taylor) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
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