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Case TitleSAVAGE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01920
Date Filed2018-08-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffLEN SAVAGE
Case DescriptionLen Savage, a manufacturer of gun accessories, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning shootings committed with the use of a bump-stock, particularly the shooting in Las Vegas. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and divided it into two separate requests. The agency told Savage that its records systems were not set up in such a way that it could search for his request for records concerning the use of bump-stocks in crimes. As to the Las Vegas shooting, the FBI denied records under Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding). Savage filed administrative appeals of both decisions, but they were affirmed on appeal. Savage then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Defendant2255
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20535
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2018-08-151COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5642152) filed by LEN SAVAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit FOIA to FBI 4.9.2018, # 2 Exhibit FBI denial because it cannot search, # 3 Exhibit Stamboulieh, Stephen, AP-2018-004282, FBI - Affirm, # 4 Exhibit Fbi Denial for Las Vegas Shooting, # 5 Exhibit Appeal to FBI 5.22.2018, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-152REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, filed by LEN SAVAGE. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by LEN SAVAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons proposed summons, # 2 Summons proposed summons)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-16Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zsb) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-173STANDING 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 8/17/18. (lctnm1) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-214SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-285RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 8/27/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/27/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/26/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/27/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return on Civil Process Clerk US Attorney, # 2 Exhibit Proof of Service on Attorney General, # 3 Exhibit Return on US Attorney General, # 4 Exhibit Proof of Service on FBI, # 5 Exhibit Return on FBI, # 6 Exhibit Receipt with tracking numbers and payment)(Stamboulieh, Stephen) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
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