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Case TitleNATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00017
Date Filed2019-01-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffNATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC.
PlaintiffTIM MAK
Case DescriptionNational Public Radio reporter Tim Mak submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Treasury for records concerning Maria Butina, the Russian recently convicted of espionage, and her connections with various Russian individuals or organizations. The agency acknowledged the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NPR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
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2019-01-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5868030) filed by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC., TIM MAK. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Summons)(Smith, Alia) (Entered: 01/03/2019)
2019-01-04Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zef, ) (Entered: 01/04/2019)
2019-01-042SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 01/04/2019)
2019-01-073LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. (Smith, Alia) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-074MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David J. Bodney, :Firm- Ballard Spahr LLP, :Address- 1 East Washington Street, Suite 2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Phone No. - 602-798-5400. Fax No. - 602-798-5595 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5873464. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by TIM MAK, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David Bodney in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Alia) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-07MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 4 the motion for leave for David J. Bodney to appear pro hac vice, and pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2(d), it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall enter the appearance of David J. Bodney on behalf of plaintiffs. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 1/7/2019. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 01/07/2019)
2019-01-115RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 1/10/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/10/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/10/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/9/2019.) (Smith, Alia) (Entered: 01/11/2019)
2019-02-116NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
2019-02-117ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
2019-02-118ORDER. See text of Order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 2/11/19. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
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