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Case TitleNational Public Radio, Inc. et al v. United States Transportation Security Administration
DistrictEastern District of Virginia
CityAlexandria
Case Number1:2020cv00556
Date Filed2020-05-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Claude M. Hilton
PlaintiffNational Public Radio, Inc.
PlaintiffTim Mak
Case DescriptionNational Public Radio reporter Tim Mak submitted a FOIA request to the Transportation Security Administration for records concerning communications between senior officials and other pertaining to the corona virus. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Mak to clarify the scope of the request. Mak did so, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Mak and NPR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Choice of format, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Transportation Security Administration
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2020-05-151Complaint against United States Transportation Security Administration ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0422-7205958.), filed by National Public Radio, Inc., Tim Mak. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Kelley, Matthew) Modified text on 5/15/2020 (klau, ). (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-152Proposed Summons re 1 Complaint by Tim Mak, National Public Radio, Inc.. (Kelley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-153Proposed Summons re 1 Complaint by Tim Mak, National Public Radio, Inc.. (Kelley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-154Proposed Summons re 1 Complaint by Tim Mak, National Public Radio, Inc.. (Kelley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-155Corporate Disclosure Statement by National Public Radio, Inc.. (Kelley, Matthew) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-15Initial Case Assignment to District Judge Claude M. Hilton and Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff. (klau, ) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-156Summons Issued for service by SPS as to United States Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General NOTICE TO ATTORNEY: Print out two electronically issued summons and one copy of the attachments for each defendant to be served with the complaint. (Attachments: # 1 Notice)(klau, ) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
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