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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00558
Date Filed2018-03-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
Case DescriptionAskold Krushelnycky submitted two FOIA requests to the Federal Communications Commission. The first FOIA request asked for records concerning a consent order and decree between the agency and Sinclair Broadcasting. The agency provided an initial response of 54 records and told Krushelnycky that is was reviewing an additional 70 responsive records, but the agency only disclosed 10 more records with redactions. The second FOIA request was for copies of FOIA requests since January 2016 for records concerning Tribune Media Company and/or Sinclair. The agency acknowledged receipt of that request and told Krushelnycky that it would need more time to process the request because of the volume of records involved. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Krushelnycky filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-03-121COMPLAINT against FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5368782) filed by ASKOLD KRUSHELNYCKY (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons FCC, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Belendiuk, Arthur) (Attachment 1 replaced on 3/13/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-12Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-03-132SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-03-163STANDING 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 03/16/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-194NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-305RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/15/2018. (Belendiuk, Arthur) (Entered: 03/30/2018)
2018-03-306RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION served on 3/16/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/16/2018. (See Docket Entry 5 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-167ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
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