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Case TitleWP COMPANY LLC et al v. U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01240
Date Filed2020-05-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffWP COMPANY LLC
doing business as THE WASHINGTON POST
PlaintiffBLOOMBERG L.P.
PlaintiffDOW JONES & COMPANY, INC.
PlaintiffPRO PUBLICA, INC.
PlaintiffNEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
Case DescriptionThe Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, Pro Publica, and the New York Times all submitted FOIA requests to the Small Business Administration for records concerning the implementation of the payroll protection program. Bloomberg News also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and denied Bloomberg News' for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the media companies filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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2020-05-121COMPLAINT against U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7116480) filed by WP COMPANY LLC, PRO PUBLICA, INC., DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC., BLOOMBERG L.P., THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. (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 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Summons to U.S. Small Business Administration, # 15 Summons to Dept. of Justice, # 16 Summons to U.S. Attorney, # 17 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 05/12/2020)
2020-05-122LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BLOOMBERG L.P., DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC., PRO PUBLICA, INC., THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY, WP COMPANY LLC (Tobin, Charles) (Entered: 05/12/2020)
2020-05-13Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
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