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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02796
Date Filed2019-09-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice. The first FOIA request asked for records concerning press inquiries pertaining to text messages sent by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The second FOIA request asked for records concerning Robert Mueller's congressional testimony. Leopold also requested a fee waiver for both requests. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. For the first request, the agency told Leopold it would invoke a 10-day extension. In response to the second request, the agency told Leopold that it was not able to address his request at present but would start processing it as quickly as possible. 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
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2019-09-181COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6384297) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/18/2019)
2019-09-182NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/18/2019)
2019-09-183LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/18/2019)
2019-09-20Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zeg) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-204SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-10-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/1/2019 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/1/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-097RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/1/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/31/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
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