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Case TitleWP COMPANY LLC v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01082
Date Filed2020-04-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffWP COMPANY LLC
doing business as WASHINGTON POST
Case DescriptionThe Washington Post submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for two cables sent from the U.S. Mission in China about former counselor of Environment, Science, Technology and Health Brian "Rick" Switzer's visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Washington Post also requested expedited processing. The State Department acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the Washington Post's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Washington Post filed suit.
Complaint issues: Expedited processing, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2501 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
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2020-04-241COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7058836) filed by WP COMPANY LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Summons to U.S. Department of State, # 5 Summons to Attorney General of the United States, # 6 Summons to United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 04/24/2020)
2020-04-242LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests identifying corporate parent Nash Holdings LLC by WP COMPANY LLC (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 04/24/2020)
2020-04-27Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (adh, ) (Entered: 04/27/2020)
2020-04-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 04/27/2020)
2020-04-304RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/27/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/27/2020. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 04/30/2020)
2020-05-085RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 5/5/2020 (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 05/08/2020)
2020-05-086RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5-4-2020. (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 05/08/2020)
2020-05-147AMENDED COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE filed by WP COMPANY LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
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