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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02508
Date Filed2020-09-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionJason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the decision to send extra agency personnel to either Portland, Oregon or Chicago, Illinois. Leopold also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and later told Leopold that the request would take at least three months to process. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantFEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE
DefendantOFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
DefendantU.S. SECRET SERVICE
DefendantOFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 9
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2020-09-081COMPLAINT against FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. SECRET SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7564214) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet, # 9 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-082NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-083LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/08/2020)
2020-09-09Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (adh, ) (Entered: 09/09/2020)
2020-09-094SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. SECRET SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 09/09/2020)
2020-09-165AMENDED COMPLAINT against FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. SECRET SERVICE, OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-M)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/16/2020)
2020-10-126RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 9/23/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-127RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE served on 10/5/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-128RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES served on 9/23/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-129RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. SECRET SERVICE served on 9/23/2020 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-1210RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/22/20. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-1211RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/22/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/22/2020. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
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