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Case TitleENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00340
Date Filed2017-02-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Energy & Environment Legal Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for electronic communications between specific agency employees that mentioned China from April 2016 to January 2017. EELI narrowed the request by indicating that it did not want press clippings or opinion pieces, but emails with substantive comments about China. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EELI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2017-02-271COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4855350) filed by ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Civil Process Clerk of US Attorney, # 3 Summons To United States Department of State, # 4 Summons to Attorney General)(Mandelbaum, Chaim) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-27Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zsb) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-272SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-283STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on February 28, 2017. (lcbah4) (Entered: 02/28/2017)
2017-03-014NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher Cochran Horner on behalf of ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
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