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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01438
Date Filed2017-07-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted three FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning various aspects of the agency's biometric entry and exit program. EPIC also requested expedited processing and inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2017-07-191COMPLAINT against CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5038895) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons Customs and Border Protection, # 4 Summons US Attorney)(Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-192Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-20Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 07/20/2017)
2017-07-203SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 07/20/2017)
2017-08-014RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/31/2017. (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 08/01/2017)
2017-08-025RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/31/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/30/2017. (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
2017-08-026RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 7/28/2017 (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
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