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Case TitleSALAME v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01784
Date Filed2020-06-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffRICHARD SALAME
Case DescriptionRichard Salame, a journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning complaints submitted to the voting section of the civil rights division. Salame also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Salame that it had received 167 complaints. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Salame filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2020-06-301COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7286748) filed by RICHARD SALAME. (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: 06/30/2020)
2020-06-302NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of RICHARD SALAME (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/30/2020)
2020-07-01Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 07/01/2020)
2020-07-013SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 07/01/2020)
2020-08-244NOTICE of Appearance by Paul A. Mussenden on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Mussenden, Paul) (Entered: 08/24/2020)
2020-08-245ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Mussenden, Paul) (Entered: 08/24/2020)
2020-08-256ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff, on or before September 22, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/25/2020. (lcabj3) (Entered: 08/25/2020)
2020-08-26Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff by 9/22/2020. (jth) (Entered: 08/26/2020)
2020-09-227Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Mussenden, Paul) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 7/23/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
2020-09-249RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/23/2020. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
2020-09-2410RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/23/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/22/2020. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/24/2020)
2020-09-25MINUTE ORDER. In light of the parties' 7 joint status report, the parties must submit another status report by November 23, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/25/2020. (lcabj3) (Entered: 09/25/2020)
2020-09-28Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 11/23/2020. (ztg) (Entered: 09/28/2020)
2020-11-2311Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Mussenden, Paul) (Entered: 11/23/2020)
2020-11-30MINUTE ORDER. In light of the parties' 11 joint status report, the parties must submit another status report by January 22, 2021. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 11/30/20. (lcabj2) (Entered: 11/30/2020)
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