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Case TitleThe New York Times Company v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv00833
Date Filed2020-01-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
Case DescriptionThe New York Times Company submitted two FOIA requests to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning the housing of Jeffrey Epstein, including video recordings of his suicide and first suicide attempt. Its two FOIA requests were consolidated and denied on the basis of Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records), Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods or techniques), and Exemption 7(F) (harm to any person). The New York Times filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal. The New York Times filed a third FOIA request for Epstein's phone calls while in custody. The New York Times also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the New York Times' request for expedited processing. The New York Times filed a fourth request for records concerning the last three phone conversations Epstein had. The New York Times also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, denied the Times' request for expedited processing and indicated that it was consolidating the two requests pertaining to Epstein's phone calls. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
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2020-01-301COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-18640363)Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-302CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-303RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-304REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Prisons, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-305NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alexandra Perloff-Giles on behalf of The New York Times Company. (Perloff-Giles, Alexandra) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-31CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . 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 https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . (pne) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-31Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses 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: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (pne) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-31Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-316ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau of Prisons. (pne) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
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