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Case TitleAMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01568
Date Filed2020-06-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffAMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.
PlaintiffBENJAMIN GITTLESON
Case DescriptionABC producer/reporter Benjamin Gittleson submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Treasury for records concerning the decision to add President Donald Trump's signature to checks distributed under the Economic Impact Payment program. Gittleson also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Gittleson's request for expedited processing. The agency also asked Gittleson to narrow the scope of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Gittleson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fee Category - Media or Educational, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2020-06-151COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7231125) filed by AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC., BENJAMIN GITTLESON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Summons, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 LCvR 26.1 Certificate)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 06/15/2020)
2020-06-152LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC., BENJAMIN GITTLESON (zmc) (Entered: 06/15/2020)
2020-06-16Case assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zmc) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-163SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
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