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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03062
Date Filed2019-10-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning CBP data used to prepare an Inspector General's report finding overcrowding of children in detention centers. BuzzFeed also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, granted BuzzFeed's request for expedited processing and invoked a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, BuzzFeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2019-10-141COMPLAINT against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6445914) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/14/2019)
2019-10-142NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/14/2019)
2019-10-143LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/14/2019)
2019-10-16Case assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-164SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-11-065NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth A. Adebonojo on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Adebonojo, Kenneth) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
2019-11-066RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 10/28/2019 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
2019-11-067RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 10/28/2019 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
2019-11-068RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/28/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
2019-11-069RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/28/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/27/2019. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
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