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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01977
Date Filed2019-07-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzfeed submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between the FBI field staff in Los Angeles and FamilyTreeDNA, Gene By Gene, MyHeritage or Parabon Nanolabs. Buzzfeed asked for both investigative and non-investigative files. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and told Buzzfeed that the estimated search time would be 1,289 days. Buzzfeed then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2019-07-021COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6230372) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-022NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-023LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/02/2019)
2019-07-05Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zeg) (Entered: 07/05/2019)
2019-07-054SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 07/05/2019)
2019-07-125STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 07/12/19. (Attachment: Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 07/12/2019)
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