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Case TitlePROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01193
Date Filed2017-06-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffPROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC.
PlaintiffRYAN NOAH SHAPIRO
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
Case DescriptionProperty of the People, a non-profit dedicated to government transparency, journalist Jason Leopold, and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning Donald Trump. The FBI issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. The requesters filed administrative appeals with the Office of Information Policy. After hearing nothing further, Property of the People, Leopold, and Shapiro filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-06-181COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4995873) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., JASON LEOPOLD, RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons Department of Justice, # 4 Summons USAO-DC)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/18/2017)
2017-06-182LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/18/2017)
2017-06-19Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (jd) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-234RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/20/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/20/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/20/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 6/20/2017 (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-07-115NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
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