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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02798
Date Filed2019-09-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the Defense Intelligence Agency for copies of the last 100 emails sent and received by Michael Flynn. Leopold also asked for a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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2019-09-181COMPLAINT against DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6384667) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 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 Rudolph Contreras. (zeg) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-09-204SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/20/2019)
2019-11-015RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 9/30/2019 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-016RETURN 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: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-017RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/3/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/2/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-268Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer Nunc Pro Tunc by DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Olson, Lisa) (Entered: 11/26/2019)
2019-11-269ANSWER to Complaint by DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.(Olson, Lisa) (Entered: 11/26/2019)
2019-11-27MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time Nunc Pro Tunc : It is hereby ORDERED that defendant shall have until November 26, 2019 to file an Answer. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/27/2019. (lcrc2) (Entered: 11/27/2019)
2019-12-24MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule by January 14, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on December 24, 2019. (lcrc3) (Entered: 12/24/2019)
2020-01-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 1/14/2020. (tj) (Entered: 01/09/2020)
2020-01-1410PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE re Order Joint Proposed Schedule by DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Olson, Lisa) (Entered: 01/14/2020)
2020-01-14MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 10 the parties' Joint Proposed Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report on or before March 2, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 1/14/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 01/14/2020)
2020-01-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 3/2/2020 (tj) (Entered: 01/14/2020)
2020-03-0211Joint STATUS REPORT (First) by DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Olson, Lisa) (Entered: 03/02/2020)
2020-03-02MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 11 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before April 15, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/2/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 03/02/2020)
2020-03-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 4/15/2020 (tj) (Entered: 03/13/2020)
2020-03-2712Unopposed MOTION to Stay Existing Deadlines in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic's Effect on Federal Government Operations by DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael Brobeck, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Olson, Lisa) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-27MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion to Stay of Existing Deadlines. It is hereby ORDERED that the Government's FOIA processing and production deadlines are STAYED, and the April 15, 2020 deadline for the parties' next Joint Status Report is hereby VACATED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before May 26, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/27/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/26/2020. (zcal) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-05-2613Joint STATUS REPORT by BUZZFEED, INC., JASON LEOPOLD. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 13 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before July 21, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/26/2020. (lcrc2) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 7/21/2020 (tj) (Entered: 05/27/2020)
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