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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv04558
Date Filed2017-06-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J. Paul Oetken
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffCharlie Savage
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Charlie Savage submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning notes and memos memorializing former FBI Director James Comey's conversations with President Trump. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
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2017-06-161COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-13794383)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Charlie Savage.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-162CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-163RULE 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: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-164REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Charlie Savage, The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-165NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Ian MacDougall on behalf of Charlie Savage, The New York Times Company. (MacDougall, Ian) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-19CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge J. Paul Oetken. 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 . (kl) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-19Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (kl) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-19Case Designated ECF. (kl) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-196ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau of Investigation. (kl) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-267NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Jeannette Anne Vargas on behalf of Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Vargas, Jeannette) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
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