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Case TitleThe New York Times Company v. U.S. Department of State et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv09420
Date Filed2019-10-11
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Mark Walker submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning communications between a list of agency employees with a list of non-government individuals. Walker also asked for a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, granted Walker's request for fee waivers, but denied his request for expedited processing. Walker submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for communications between the agency IG pertaining to a list of keywords. Walker also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. DOJ acknowledged receipt of the requests, granted Walker's requests for a fee waiver, but denied his requests for expedited processing. Walker submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between two named agency officials and a list of non-government individuals. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies pertaining to any of its requests, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of State
DefendantU.S. Department Of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau Of Investigation
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2019-10-111COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau Of Investigation, U.S. Department Of Justice, U.S. Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-17755848)Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-112CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-113RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Blackrock, Inc. for The New York Times Company. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-114REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of State, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-115REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-116REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-117NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alexandra Perloff-Giles on behalf of The New York Times Company. (Perloff-Giles, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-118NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Dana Robinson Green on behalf of The New York Times Company. (Green, Dana) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-15CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pc) (Entered: 10/15/2019)
2019-10-15Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pc) (Entered: 10/15/2019)
2019-10-15Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 10/15/2019)
2019-10-16NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Judge John G. Koeltl is no longer assigned to the case. (wb) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-169ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department Of Justice. (pc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-1610ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of State. (pc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-1611ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (pc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
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