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Case TitleTHE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01830
Date Filed2017-09-07
Date Closed2017-09-07
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffDAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe Daily Caller Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning memos by former FBI Director James Comey memorializing his discussions with President Trump. The FBI denied the request, citing Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). The Daily Caller filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, but after hearing nothing further from OIP, the Daily Caller Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-09-071COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5105547) filed by THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons Department of Justice)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-072NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION. Case related to Case No. 17-cv-1830. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-073LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-074Unopposed MOTION to Consolidate Cases by THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-07Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-075SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-07MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiff DCNF's 4 Motion to Consolidate is GRANTED; 2) Case No. 17-1830 is CONSOLIDATED with No. 17-1167 and the other cases already consolidated therein; (3) All filings in these consolidated cases shall be made only in the first-filed case, No. 17-1167; (4) DCNF shall abide by all previously established deadlines; and (5) The Clerk is directed to administratively close No. 17-1830. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/7/2017. (lcjeb2) Modified on 9/7/2017 (znbn). (Entered: 09/07/2017)
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