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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03194
Date Filed2019-10-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records communications received by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida pertaining to the prosecution of Altaf Khanini, who was convicted for money laundering. EOUSA acknowledged receipt of the request but denied the request entirely under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). BuzzFeed filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The agency upheld the denial. BuzzFeed then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2019-10-241COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6477707) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Summons, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-242NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-243LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/24/2019)
2019-10-28Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (adh, ) (Entered: 10/28/2019)
2019-10-284SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/28/2019)
2019-11-065ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 11/6/19. (DM) (Entered: 11/06/2019)
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