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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02183
Date Filed2018-09-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
Case DescriptionDaniel DeFraia submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records concerning NSA investigations of leaks of classified information to new media organizations between October 1952 and December 1976. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. In response to DeFraia's inquiry concerning an estimated completion date, the agency told DeFraia processing his request would take two years. After hearing nothing further from the agency, DeFraia filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-09-211COMPLAINT against NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5700740) filed by DANIEL CHARLES DEFRAIA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-212REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE (3) filed by DANIEL CHARLES DEFRAIA.(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-24Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zrdj) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-09-243SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-10-314NOTICE of Appearance by Denise M. Clark on behalf of NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 10/31/2018)
2018-10-315ANSWER to Complaint by NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY.(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 10/31/2018)
2018-11-016ORDER pursuant to Local Rule 16.3(b)(10) directing the government to file a Vaughn index and supporting motion within 30 days. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 11/01/2018. (lcrcl3) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Vaughn Index due by 12/1/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 11/05/2018)
2018-11-267MOTION for Extension of Time to by NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
2018-11-298RESPONSE re 7 MOTION for Extension of Time to filed by DANIEL CHARLES DEFRAIA. (Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2019-01-099NOTICE of Appearance by Sean Terrell Malone on behalf of DANIEL CHARLES DEFRAIA (Malone, Sean) (Entered: 01/09/2019)
2019-01-1610ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time; Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/8/2019. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 1/16/2019. (lcrcl2) (Entered: 01/16/2019)
2019-02-0811STATUS REPORT by NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY. (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
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