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Case TitleThe New York Times Company et al v. Department Of Justice
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv05739
Date Filed2020-07-23
Date Closed2020-11-23
JudgeJudge Edgardo Ramos
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
PlaintiffCharlie Savage
Case DescriptionNew York Times reporter Charlie Savage submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning emails to or from the White House mentioning Omarosa Newman, who had worked in the White House before being terminated. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed six pages but withheld 41 pages entirely under Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). The New York Times submitted an administrative appeal. The agency upheld its original decision. The New York Times then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment Of Justice
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2020-07-231COMPLAINT against Department Of Justice. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20820712)Document filed by The New York Times Company, Charlie Savage..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-232CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-233RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Other Affiliate Grupo Financiero Inbursa for The New York Times Company. Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-234REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Charlie Savage, The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-24CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl. 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 . .(jgo) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-24Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein 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: . (jgo) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-24Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-245ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department Of Justice..(jgo) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-27NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Valerie E. Caproni. Judge John G. Koeltl is no longer assigned to the case..(wb) (Entered: 07/27/2020)
2020-08-03NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Edgardo Ramos. Judge Valerie E. Caproni is no longer assigned to the case..(wb) (Entered: 08/03/2020)
2020-08-286NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anthony Jan-Huan Sun on behalf of Department Of Justice..(Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 08/28/2020)
2020-08-287ANSWER to 1 Complaint. Document filed by Department Of Justice..(Sun, Anthony) (Entered: 08/28/2020)
2020-11-238PROPOSED STIPULATION AND ORDER. Document filed by Charlie Savage, The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 11/23/2020)
2020-11-239STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties, as follows: 1. DOJ's May 12, 2020, production resolves any and all claims that Plaintiffs now have or may hereinafter acquire against DOJ or the United States of America (the "United States"), or any department, agency, officer, or employee of DOJ and/or the United States, related to or arising out of the FOIA Request. 2. This action is hereby dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(ii), with each patty to bear its own fees and costs. 3. The parties understand and agree that this Stipulation and Order contains the entire agreement between them, and that no statements, representations, promises, agreements, or negotiations, oral or otherwise, between the parties or their counsel that are not included herein shall be of any force or effect. (Signed by Judge Edgardo Ramos on 11/23/2020) (mro) (Entered: 11/23/2020)
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