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Case TitleBUZZFEED, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01424
Date Filed2020-05-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning databases containing information about individuals alleged or known gang affiliations. The request also asked for information about how the databases were structured and maintained. BuzzFeed also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied BuzzFeed's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, BuzzFeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-05-291COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7174733) filed by BUZZFEED, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-292NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED, INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-293LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED, INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-29Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-294SUMMONS (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: 05/29/2020)
2020-06-015ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 06/01/2020. (DM) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
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