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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02819
Date Filed2017-12-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzfeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the agency's reaction to 152 attached news articles, some of which may have included leaked material. Leopold also requested expedited processing, a fee waiver and inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. Leopold filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-12-281COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5266649) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-282LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-28Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-283SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
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