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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01556
Date Filed2018-06-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzfeed, Inc. submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning the agency's efforts to select and obtain lethal injection chemicals. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. It denied the request under a variety of exemptions. Buzzfeed filed an administrative appeal. The agency denied Buzzfeed's appeal on the basis of Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Buzzfeed then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
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2018-06-291COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5564099) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-292NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-29Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsb) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-06-293SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 06/29/2018)
2018-07-114NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Lynn Schafer on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Schafer, Matthew) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS served on 7/16/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-246RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 7/16/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/16/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-07-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/15/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/24/2018)
2018-08-109NOTICE of Appearance by April Denise Seabrook on behalf of All Defendants (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-1310NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
2018-08-1311Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
2018-08-13MINUTE ORDER: Granting 11 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by September 17, 2018. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/13/18. (DJS) (Entered: 08/13/2018)
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