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Case TitleBIER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00690
Date Filed2020-03-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffDAVID BIER
Case DescriptionDavid Bier, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the seizures of drugs made by CBP each month from FY 2009 through FY 2019. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Bier filed an administrative appeal of the constructive denial. The agency acknowledged receipt of Bier's appeal but told him that since it had not made an adverse determination his appeal would be closed. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Bier 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. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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2020-03-101COMPLAINT against U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6904858) filed by DAVID BIER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 03/10/2020)
2020-03-102NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of DAVID BIER (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 03/10/2020)
2020-03-103NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of DAVID BIER (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 03/10/2020)
2020-03-11Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (adh, ) (Entered: 03/11/2020)
2020-03-114SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 03/11/2020)
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