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Case TitleDILLON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01716
Date Filed2017-08-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffKENNETH J. DILLON
Case DescriptionKenneth Dillon, a historian, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning its investigation of letters containing anthrax. Dillon requested an "Interim Major Case Summary" written in 2006 by Richard Lambert. The agency told Dillon that the report was already available in its online reading room. Dillon filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, arguing that the report was not available online. OIP remanded the request back to the FBI for a further search. Dillon narrowed his request to records concerning the FBI's investigation of Bruce Irvins. He also submitted a second request for emails concerning Irvins. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Dillon filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-08-231COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5086122) filed by KENNETH J. DILLON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 08/23/2017)
2017-08-23Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (md) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-08-242SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-09-143RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/29/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/28/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-144RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/29/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/29/2017 (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
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