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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03295
Date Filed2019-10-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed submitted three FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning modification of the Risk Classification Assessment. BuzzFeed also requested a fee waiver. ICE acknowledged receipt of the requests. ICE responded to the first request by providing records redacted under several exemptions. BuzzFeed filed an administrative appeal of that decision which was upheld by the agency. ICE responded to the second request by telling BuzzFeed that records were protected by Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods or techniques). ICE acknowledged receipt of the third request. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of the requests, 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. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2019-10-311COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6496820) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Civil Cover Sheet, # 18 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-312NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-10-313LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/31/2019)
2019-11-01Case assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zmc) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
2019-11-014SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 11/01/2019)
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