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Case TitleFOSTER v. U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01047
Date Filed2020-04-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffDARREN FOSTER
Case DescriptionDarren Foster, a documentary filmmaker, submitted two FOIA requests to the Drug Enforcement Administration for records concerning the investigation of a pill mill in Florida. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and denied them under Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). Foster filed administrative appeals of both denials. Foster also submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys for records about the prosecution of the pill mill investigation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 7(C). Foster filed an administrative appeal of that decision as well. After hearing nothing further from either agency, Foster filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2020-04-211COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7044033) filed by DARREN FOSTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-O, # 4 Exhibit P-Q, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-212NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of DARREN FOSTER (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-22Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (adh, ) (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-04-223SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-05-264Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (Truong, John) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
2020-05-26MINUTE ORDER: The Court GRANTS Defendants' 4 Motion for Extension of Time and ORDERS that they shall file their Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint by June 29, 2020. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/26/2020. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 05/26/2020)
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