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Case TitlePUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01374
Date Filed2017-07-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffPUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Case DescriptionPublic Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Agriculture for records concerning an Inspector General's report entitled "NRCS: Wetland Conservation Provisions in the Prairie Pothole Region." The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, PEER filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250
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Complaint attachment 2
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Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
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2017-07-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5030288) filed by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. (Attachments: # 1 Summons DOJ, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons USDA, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Supplement)(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-13Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (sth) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-142SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-143REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY.(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-184SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney (jf) Modified party served on 7/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-205ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 7/20/17.(DM) (Entered: 07/20/2017)
2017-07-256RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/23/2017. (Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-257RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/24/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE served on 7/21/2017. (See Docket Entry 6 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
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