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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02855
Date Filed2018-12-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
Case DescriptionCharles Gibbons, a free-lance journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the International Solidarity Movement from 2001 to the present. Gibbons also requested inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, told Gibbons it had located 1,396 potentially responsive pages, denied his request for news media fee status, and charged him $55. Gibbons told the agency he would pay the $55, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Gibbons filed a complaint with the Office of Government Information Services. OGIS contacted the FBI and was told that Gibbons' request would be competed by August 2016. In response to later email sent by Gibbons, the FBI told him that his request would be competed in September 2017. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Gibbons filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2018-12-051COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5823526) filed by CHARLES GIBBONS. (Attachments: # 1 Summons DOJ, # 2 Summons AG, # 3 Summons OUSA, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sobel, David) (Attachment 4 replaced on 12/6/2018) (zef, ). (Entered: 12/05/2018)
2018-12-05Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zef, ) (Entered: 12/07/2018)
2018-12-072SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 12/07/2018)
2019-01-113Consent MOTION to Stay , MOTION for Extension of Time to in Light of Lapse of Appropriations by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hudak, Brian) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
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