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Case TitleNISKANEN CENTER, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00676
Date Filed2017-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffNISKANEN CENTER, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Niskanen Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking records from the National Coal Council, an advisory committee established by the agency. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked the Niskanen Center if it was requesting a fee waiver. The agency granted the Niskanen Center a fee waiver, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Niskanen Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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2017-04-171COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4916948), CIVIL COVER SHEET by NISKANEN CENTER, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-18Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-182SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-18SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General.....SUMMONS NOT FILED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. (zsb) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-183ENTERED IN ERROR....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) Modified on 4/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-184ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) Modified on 4/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-205REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-206REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER, INC..(Bookbinder, David) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-207SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
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