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Case TitleLUKAS v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00465
Date Filed2019-02-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffRUSSELL D. LUKAS
Case DescriptionRussell Lukas, an attorney representing ABS, submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Communications Commission for records concerning an appeal of a decision by Windstream to terminate its dealership agreement with ABS because of conflicts of interest. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed 45 pages of the Windstream appeal and withheld seven pages under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques) and redacted portions of the disclosed pages under Exemption 7(E) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Lukas later amended his FOIA request to request only Exhibit E of the Windstream appeal decision. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Lukas filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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2019-02-251COMPLAINT against FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5964938) filed by Russell D. Lukas. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Lukas, Russell) (Attachment 1 replaced on 2/26/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 02/25/2019)
2019-02-26Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zef, ) (Entered: 02/26/2019)
2019-02-262SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 02/26/2019)
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