Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleCATO INSTITUTE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02434
Date Filed2021-09-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffCATO INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Cato Institute submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning incidents of substantial non-compliance with one or more DIOG requirements. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told the Cato Institute it had located 1,082 potentially responsive pages which would take 66 months to process. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Cato Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2021-09-161COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8736544) filed by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
2021-09-162NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
2021-09-163NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
2021-09-16Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (znmg) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
2021-09-164SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent) (znmg) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
2021-09-165STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 16, 2021. (lcbah4) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff
Skip to toolbar