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Case TitleBehar v. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv07516
Date Filed2018-08-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Unassigned
PlaintiffRichard Behar
Case DescriptionRichard Behar, a contributing editor to Forbes, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Secret Service in 2017 for records concerning individuals screened by the agency prior to the 2016 election because they wanted to visit Donald Trump or others associated with his campaign. After the agency failed to respond, Behar filed suit and the court set guidelines for the agency's search. The agency then told Behar it found no responsive records and told Behar to file a new request that would include dates after Trump became President. Behar filed a new request and the agency told Behar it had found responsive records. However, it withheld the records under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). Behar filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Behar then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
TERMINATED: 08/21/2018
DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
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2018-08-171FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - FILED AGAINST PARTY ERROR - COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-15465774)Document filed by Richard Behar. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Langford, John) Modified on 8/20/2018 (jgo). (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-172CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Langford, John) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-173FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) Modified on 8/20/2018 (jgo). (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING PARTY MODIFICATION. Notice to attorney John Langford. The party information for the following party/parties has been modified: Department of Homeland Security. The information for the party/parties has been modified for the following reason/reasons: party name contained a typographical error;. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT PLEADING. Notice to Attorney John Langford to RE-FILE Document No. 1 Complaint. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): due to party modification, the wrong party/parties whom the pleading is against were selected;. Re-file the pleading using the event type Complaint found under the event list Complaints and Other Initiating Documents - attach the correct signed PDF - select the individually named filer/filers - select the individually named party/parties the pleading is against. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY TO ELECTRONICALLY FILE RELATED CASE STATEMENT. Notice to Attorney John Langford, for non compliance with Local Rule 13 of the Division of Business Among Judges. Attorney must electronically file the Related Case Statement. Use the event type Statement of Relatedness found under the event list Other Documents. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney John Langford. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: County code New York;. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the County code has been modified to XX Out of State;. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Unassigned. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20CASE REFERRED TO Judge Lewis A. Kaplan as possibly related to 17-cv-8153. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-204FILING ERROR - FILED AGAINST PARTY ERROR - AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 1 Complaint, against Department of Homeland Security.Document filed by Richard Behar. Related document: 1 Complaint. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Langford, John) Modified on 8/21/2018 (sj). Modified on 8/21/2018 (laq). (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-205CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Langford, John) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-206STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to Civil Case No. 17-cv-8153 (LAK). Document filed by Richard Behar.(Langford, John) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney John Langford to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): party name on 'as to' docket entry text, pdf case caption and pdf 'To' section does not match initial pleading caption;;. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (jgo) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-21***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT PLEADING. Notice to Attorney John Langford to RE-FILE Document No. 4 Amended Complaint,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the wrong party/parties whom the pleading is against were selected - YOU MUST ADD THE NEWLY NAMED PARTY. Re-file the pleading using the event type Amended Complaint found under the event list Complaints and Other Initiating Documents - attach the correct signed PDF - select the individually named filer/filers - select the individually named party/parties the pleading is against. (laq) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-217AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 4 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint, against U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Document filed by Richard Behar. Related document: 4 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint,. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Langford, John) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-218REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, re: 7 Amended Complaint,. Document filed by Richard Behar. (Langford, John) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-229ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (sj) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
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