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Case TitleFOSTER v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01347
Date Filed2020-05-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffDARREN FOSTER
Case DescriptionDarren Foster, a documentary filmmaker, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning its painkiller over-prescription investigation into Zachary Rose and Jason Cole Votrobek and their associates. Foster also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. Foster filed an administrative appeal of the Glomar response. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Foster filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2020-05-201COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7143875) filed by DARREN FOSTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/20/2020)
2020-05-202NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of DARREN FOSTER (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/20/2020)
2020-05-21Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/21/2020)
2020-05-213SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/21/2020)
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