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Case TitleSAE PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00297
Date Filed2020-02-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffSAE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Case DescriptionSteven Emerson, on behalf of SAE Productions, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the agency's investigative files related to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. The FBI acknowledged the request and told SAE Productions that it would be charged duplication fees. The agency then told SAE Productions that it had located nearly 1.3 million responsive pages and told SAE Productions that duplication fees would be $39,415 to provide the records on CDs. SAE Productions filed an administrative appeal of the denial of its fee waiver request. The Office of Information Policy remanded the fee waiver issue back to the FBI. The FBI upheld its original cost estimate and SAE Productions agreed to pay a $500 down payment. SAE Productions then agreed to narrow its request to a total of 593 pages. After hearing nothing further from the agency, SAE Productions filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Fees, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2020-02-041COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6795131) filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H, # 11 Exhibit I, # 12 Exhibit J, # 13 Exhibit K, # 14 Exhibit L)(London, Ronald) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
2020-02-042LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC. (London, Ronald) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
2020-02-05Case assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zmc) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-053SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-054ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE TO US ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR re 1 Complaint, filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC. (London, Ronald) Modified on 2/6/2020 (jf). (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-055ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE TO US ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JESSIE LIU re 1 Complaint, filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC.. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC..(London, Ronald) Modified on 2/6/2020 (jf). (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-06NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 5 Request for Summons to Issue, 4 Request for Summons to Issue, was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading with the corrected form (jf) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
2020-02-066REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, Notice of Corrected Docket Entry filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC.. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by SAE PRODUCTIONS, INC., Notice of Corrected Docket Entry.(London, Ronald) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
2020-02-067SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jf) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
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