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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01119
Date Filed2020-04-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
Case DescriptionRukmini Callimachi, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, submitted six FOIA requests to the CIA for records concerning her stepfather, Mihail Horia Botez. Callimachi's requests also asked for records on various individuals who had worked in the Romanian communist government. The agency eventually acknowledged receipt of all the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Callimachi filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-04-291COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7072756) filed by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI. (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 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Civil Cover Sheet, # 13 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 04/29/2020)
2020-04-292NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of RUKMINI CALLIMACHI (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 04/29/2020)
2020-04-30Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (adh, ) (Entered: 04/30/2020)
2020-04-303SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 04/30/2020)
2020-04-304STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on April 30, 2020. (lcbah1) (Entered: 04/30/2020)
2020-05-095NOTICE of Appearance by Alan Burch on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Burch, Alan) (Entered: 05/09/2020)
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