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Case TitleBoard of Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictSouthern District of Ohio
CityCincinnati
Case Number1:2017cv00389
Date Filed2017-06-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Michael R. Barrett
PlaintiffBoard of Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio
Case DescriptionThe Board of Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning CECOS, a closed hazardous waste site. The agency responded to the Board's request, but withheld 60 records under Exemption 5 (privileges). The Board filed an administrative appeal. In response to the Board's appeal, the agency disclosed three documents, but indicated it could not find ten documents. The Board then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
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2017-06-081COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against United States Environmental Protection Agency ( Filing fee $ 400 paid - receipt number: 0648-5990201), filed by Board of Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - March 18, 2016 FOIA Request to USEPA, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - May 6, 2016 USEPA Response to Clermont County FOIA, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3 - June 2, 2016 Clermont County Freedom of Information Act Appeal, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4 - January 24, 2017 USEPA Decision on Appeal, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5 - May 15, 2017 Privilege Log, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons Form, # 8 Summons Form, # 9 Summons Form) (Samuels, Stephen) (Entered: 06/08/2017)
2017-06-092If this case is referred, it will be to Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz ***PLEASE DISREGARD PDF ATTACHED TO THIS ENTRY - FILED IN ERROR. THIS IS A TEXT ONLY ENTRY.**** (jlw) Modified on 6/12/2017 (eh). (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-093Summons Issued as to United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jlw) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-124REQUEST for Issuance of Summons. Corrected Summons to USEPA (Attachments: # 1 Summons Form Corrected Summons, # 2 Summons Form Corrected Summons) (Samuels, Stephen) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-135Summons Issued as to United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jlw) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-206NOTICE of Appearance by William Bryan King, II for Defendant United States Environmental Protection Agency (King, William) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-07-117SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Defendant United States Environmental Protection Agency. United States Environmental Protection Agency served on 6/20/2017, answer due 8/21/2017. (Samuels, Stephen) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-178ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, filed by United States Environmental Protection Agency. (King, William) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
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