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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02179
Date Filed2020-08-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionJournalist Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and the General Services Administration for records concerning riots and protests in Minneapolis, Washington, and Los Angeles stemming from the killing of George Floyd. Leopold also requested expedited processing. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request. Several agencies granted expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantNATIONAL PROTECTION AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE
DefendantFEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE
DefendantCYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY
DefendantOFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS
DefendantOFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
DefendantOFFICE OF OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING
DefendantU.S. SECRET SERVICE
DefendantU.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantGENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DefendantNATIONAL PARK SERVICE
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2020-08-101COMPLAINT against CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY, FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, NATIONAL PROTECTION AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS, OFFICE OF OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. SECRET SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7444533) filed by BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-L, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-102NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-103LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-10Case assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zmc) (Entered: 08/10/2020)
2020-08-124SUMMONS (14) Issued Electronically as to CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY, FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, NATIONAL PROTECTION AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS, OFFICE OF OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. SECRET SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 08/12/2020)
2020-08-125ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 08/12/2020. (DM) (Entered: 08/12/2020)
2020-08-286NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 08/28/2020)
2020-09-177NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Brenda A Gonzalez on behalf of CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY, FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, NATIONAL PROTECTION AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS, OFFICE OF OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. SECRET SERVICE Substituting for attorney Johnny H. Walker (Gonzalez, Brenda) (Entered: 09/17/2020)
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