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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01279
Date Filed2019-05-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted FOIA requests to various components of the Department of Justice for records concerning communications pertaining to the Mueller report. Leopold also requested expedited processing. The agency denied Leopold's request for expedited processing and told him that his requests qualified for the unusual circumstances exception. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDOJ OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
DefendantDOJ DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
DefendantDOJ OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantDOJ NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION
DefendantDOJ OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL
DefendantDOJ OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
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2019-05-021COMPLAINT against DOJ DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, DOJ NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION, DOJ OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, DOJ OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, DOJ OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL, DOJ OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6097965) filed by BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
2019-05-03Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zef, ) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
2019-05-032SUMMONS (11) Issued Electronically as to DOJ DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, DOJ NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION, DOJ OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, DOJ OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, DOJ OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL, DOJ OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 05/03/2019)
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