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Case TitleWP COMPANY LLC v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01340
Date Filed2017-07-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffWP COMPANY LLC d/b/a THE WASHINGTON POST
Case DescriptionWashington Post Deputy Editor David Fallis and Reporter Lenny Bernstein submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the DEA's investigation of prescription drug diversion by Cardinal Health and/or CVS. The request specifically asked for records of communications between the Office of the Attorney General and Jamie Gorelick and Craig Morford, who represented Cardinal Health and CVS. The Post also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency denied its request for expedited processing and indicated that the request qualified for unusual circumstances. The Post made a series of queries pertaining to its request and eventually filed an administrative appeal challenging the agency's failure to respond. OIP denied the appeal, arguing that no adverse determination had been made. The Post then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-07-071COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5022377) filed by WP COMPANY LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons, # 12 Summons)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-072Corporate Disclosure Statement by WP COMPANY LLC. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-07Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-073SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-144RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 7/7/2017 (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the District of Columbia Attorney General. Date of Service Upon District of Columbia Attorney General 7/7/2017. Answer due for ALL D.C. DEFENDANTS by 7/28/2017. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-146RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/7/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/6/2017. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
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