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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00572
Date Filed2020-02-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionReporter Jason Leopold submitted FOIA requests to the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, the CIA, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. His request to the Criminal Division asked for records concerning criminal referrals made by the Intelligence Community Inspector General or any other government agency mentioning or referring to any potential campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump. Leopold also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The Criminal Division acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Leopold's request for expedited processing. Leopold made the same request to ODNI. ODNI acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Leopold's request for expedited processing. Leopold made a similar request to the CIA. The CIA acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Leopold's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
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2020-02-261COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6866664) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, 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 Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/26/2020)
2020-02-262NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/26/2020)
2020-02-263LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/26/2020)
2020-02-27Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (adh, ) (Entered: 02/27/2020)
2020-02-274SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 02/27/2020)
2020-03-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 3/10/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/10/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-277RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE served on 3/9/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-278RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/10/2020. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
2020-03-279RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/10/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/9/2020. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/27/2020)
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