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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01167
Date Filed2017-06-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
Case DescriptionCNN submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning notes taken by former FBI Director James Comey of his conversations with President Trump. CNN requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The FBI granted CNN's request for a fee waiver, but denied its request for expedited processing. CNN appealed the denial of expedited processing to the Office of Information Policy, which reversed the FBI's denial. The FBI told CNN it was searching for the memos, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, CNN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-06-151COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4991998) filed by CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet, # 11 Summons, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons)(Tobin, Charles) Modified on 6/15/2017 (zrdj). (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-152Corporate Disclosure Statement by CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC.. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-15Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-07-054RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General June 15, 2017. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 6/15/2017 (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-056RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/15/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/15/2017. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-107NOTICE of Appearance by Carol Federighi on behalf of FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Federighi, Carol) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-128Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Federighi, Carol) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-13MINUTE ORDER GRANTING Unopposed 8 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall respond to the Complaint on or before July 31, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/13/17. (lcjeb2) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Respond due by 7/31/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
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