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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01352
Date Filed2019-05-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning communications between the Bureau of Medical Services and University of Miami physician Michael Hoffer regarding injuries to U.S. diplomats in Cuba. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the request entirely under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). BuzzFeed filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal but told BuzzFeed that it would be unable to respond within the statutory time limit. BuzzFeed then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2019-05-091COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6114415) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-092NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-093LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-10Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 05/10/2019)
2019-05-104SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 05/10/2019)
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