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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01550
Date Filed2018-06-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionReporter Jason Leopold and Buzzfeed, Inc. submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning emails and work activities for Brian Hook and Margaret Peterlin. Leopold also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Leopold's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold and Buzzfeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-06-281COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5562157) filed by Jason Leopold, BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-282NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., Jason Leopold (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-29Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsb) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-293SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-07-114NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Lynn Schafer on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Schafer, Matthew) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-185RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 7/9/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-07-186RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/9/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-07-187RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/9/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/8/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-08-068MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
2018-08-069RESPONSE re 8 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
2018-08-09MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by September 8, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/9/2018. (lccrc1) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 9/8/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
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