NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The New York Times and a reporter are suing the Defense Department, alleging violation of federal law.

The New York Times Company and Charlie Savage filed a complaint Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the U.S. Department of Defense, alleging the defendant failed to respond to the request for information filed by the plaintiff in 20 business days.

According to the complaint, the Times and Savage were damaged from having received no response from the department for the information they requested. The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to disclose the inspector general's report to the plaintiff.

The plaintiffs seek to declare the IG report must be disclosed, court costs, and all relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by attorney David E. McCraw of the Times' Legal Department in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 1:17-cv-01228-LAP

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