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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. United States Department of Defense
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2021cv10980
Date Filed2021-12-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Andrew L. Carter, Jr
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffMark Mazzetti
PlaintiffCharlie Savage
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporters Mark Mazzetti and Charlie Savage submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for contracts since 2016 for any purchase by the Defense Intelligence Agency of bulk domain name systems and/or internet data. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and invoked a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times Company filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Defense
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2021-12-221COMPLAINT against United States Department of Defense. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-25502149)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Charlie Savage, Mark Mazzetti..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 12/22/2021)
2021-12-222CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 12/22/2021)
2021-12-223REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage, The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 12/22/2021)
2021-12-224RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 12/22/2021)
2021-12-27CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . .(gp) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-27Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (gp) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-27Case Designated ECF. (gp) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-275ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Defense..(gp) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
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