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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02370
Date Filed2018-10-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzfeed submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning its Religious Liberty Task Force. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Buzzfeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-10-151COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5737885) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B - FOIA Response, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/15/2018)
2018-10-152NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/15/2018)
2018-10-16Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zmd) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-183SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-11-134RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/29/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-135RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/29/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-136RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/2/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/2/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
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