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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)
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