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Case TitleBUZZFEED, INC. et al v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02567
Date Filed2018-11-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the final report and investigation of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leopold also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Leopold's request for expedited processing. The agency told Leopold that his request qualified for unusual circumstances and would take more time to process. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2018-11-071COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5781247) filed by BUZZFEED, INC., JASON LEOPOLD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Schafer, Matthew) (Entered: 11/07/2018)
2018-11-07Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zmd) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
2018-11-082SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2nd, # 2 Summons 3rd, # 3 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
2018-11-213STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 21, 2018. (lcbah3) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-12-034RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/19/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/19/2018. (Schafer, Matthew) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
2018-12-035RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/19/2018. (Schafer, Matthew) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
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