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Case TitleCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING v. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02901
Date Filed2018-12-11
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Case DescriptionThe Center for Investigative Reporting submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for contract proposals submitted to build to a wall on the Mexican-U.S. border near Chula Vista, CA. CIR also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 4 (confidential business information). CIR filed an administrative appeal. In response to CIR's appeal, the agency told CIR that it had located 6,762 pages. It disclosed 1,019 unredacted pages and 155 pages with redactions, and withheld 5,558 pages under Exemption 3 (other statutes), Exemption 4, Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), and Exemption 7 (law enforcement records). CIR then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-12-111COMPLAINT against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5833416) filed by CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 12/11/2018)
2018-12-112NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 12/11/2018)
2018-12-14Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zef, ) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-143SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-144STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on December 14, 2018. (lcbah1) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
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