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Case TitleASSASSINATION ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01868
Date Filed2018-08-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffASSASSINATION ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Assassination Archives and Research Center submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for seven boxes of indices of pre-1960 electronic surveillance records that the agency had publicly acknowledged in a 2009 court affidavit. AARC requested inclusion in the news media fee category and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied AARC's request for new media fee status and a fee waiver. The agency told AARC that it had identified 18,000 pages of potentially responsive records, but that 5,000 pages were dated after 1960. The FBI told AARC that it would need to commit to $540 in fees or reduce the scope of the request. AARC did not file an administrative appeal of the FBI's denial of their fee waiver or fee status requests. AARC later submitted three follow-up requests pertaining to the records. The agency did not resolve those requests and AARC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-08-081COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5629406) filed by ASSASSINATION ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 LCvR 7.1 certificate, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-082LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ASSASSINATION ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER (zsb) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-09Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zsb) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-103STANDING ORDER establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 8/10/2018. (lctnm3) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-104SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-235RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/20/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/19/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/20/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/20/2018 (McClanahan, Kelly) (Entered: 08/23/2018)
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