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Case TitleDANIK v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01792
Date Filed2017-09-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffJEFFREY A. DANIK
Case DescriptionJeffrey Danik, a retired FBI agent, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The FBI acknowledged receipt of Danik's request and divided his request into separate requests. In response to one of the separate requests, the FBI told Danik that he had not reasonably described the records sought. He filed an administrative appeal of that decision with the Office of Information Policy. OIP remanded the request back to the FBI for a further search. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Danik filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-09-011COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5099584) filed by JEFFREY A. DANIK. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons Department of Justice)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/01/2017)
2017-09-01Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (sth) (Entered: 09/01/2017)
2017-09-012SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 09/01/2017)
2017-09-123RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/8/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/8/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/8/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/8/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/12/2017)
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