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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01227
Date Filed2017-06-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning communications with agricultural or business groups pertaining to a variety of pesticides. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told American Oversight that it was currently processing a similar request and asked if American Oversight would accept the results of that search as responsive to its request. American Oversight responded that it was willing to accept the results of the earlier search, but the agency would need to search further in relation to other parts of its request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-06-221COMPLAINT against U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5001564) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - FOIA Request, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons to USAO, # 4 Summons to AG, # 5 Summons to EPA)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-06-222LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-06-26Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-263STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/26/2017. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-264SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-07-055NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-066RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/3/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/2/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 6/30/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/03/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 07/06/2017)
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