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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv03729
Date Filed2023-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
Case DescriptionAndrea Conte, a journalist, submitted two FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning Jack Johnson and Warren Hart, both of whom had been members of the Black Panthers in Baltimore in 1970s. The FBI acknowledged receipt of both requests. The FBI told Conte that it found no records about Johnson. Conte filed an administrative appeal and the Office of Information Policy upheld the FBI's denial. The FBI located records on Hart, who had served as a confidential source to the FBI, disclosed public sources information, but withheld other records under a variety of exemptions. Conte filed an administrative appeal of the denial and OIP upheld the FBI's denial. Conte then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
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2023-12-141COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10558322) filed by ANDREA CONTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Summons, # 19 Summons, # 20 Summons)(Walz, Christine) (Entered: 12/14/2023)
2023-12-18NOTICE OF ERROR re 1 Complaint; emailed to, cc'd 5 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Blank or missing coversheet. Please use the cover sheet at & file using the event Civil Cover Sheet., 2. Form filed as fillable PDF. Please file form in a non-fillable PDF format., 3. COMPLIANCE DEADLINE is by close of business today. This case will not proceed any further until all errors are satisfied. (zsl, ) (Entered: 12/18/2023)
2023-12-182CIVIL COVER SHEET CORRECTED by ANDREA CONTE filed by ANDREA CONTE.(Walz, Christine) (Entered: 12/18/2023)
2023-12-19Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zljn) (Entered: 12/19/2023)
2023-12-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zljn) (Entered: 12/19/2023)
2023-12-214ERRATA re 1 Complaint by ANDREA CONTE. (Walz, Christine) Modified to add link on 12/21/2023 (znmw). (Entered: 12/21/2023)
2024-01-225NOTICE of Appearance by Christina O'Tousa on behalf of FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 01/22/2024)
2024-01-226ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.(O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 01/22/2024)
2024-01-24MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by February 7, 2024. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 1/24/2024. (lctjk2) (Entered: 01/24/2024)
2024-02-077Joint STATUS REPORT by FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. (O'Tousa, Christina) (Entered: 02/07/2024)
2024-02-09MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 7 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report by April 9, 2024, including, if necessary, a joint schedule for briefing. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 2/9/2024. (lctjk2) (Entered: 02/09/2024)
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