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Case TitlePROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01728
Date Filed2017-08-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffPROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC.
PlaintiffRYAN NOAH SHAPIRO
Case DescriptionProperty of the People and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. Property of the People and Shapiro also requested inclusion in the news media/educational institution fee category. The FBI denied their request for inclusion in the news media/educational institution category. Property of the People and Shapiro filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy. OIP acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Property of the People and Shapiro filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-08-241COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5088739) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-08-242LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/24/2017)
2017-08-25Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zsb) (Entered: 08/25/2017)
2017-08-253SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 08/25/2017)
2017-08-254STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 08/25/17. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/25/2017)
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