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Case TitleNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER v. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01464
Date Filed2017-07-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffNATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER
Case DescriptionThe National Whistleblower Center submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for records concerning the Lacey Act Reward Fund. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and later listed the request as completed. However, after the Center contacted the FOIA office it found its request had not been completed. The Center filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DefendantU.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
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2017-07-241COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5044186) filed by NATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Colapinto, David) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-24Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (jd) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-07-252SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jd) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-08-113NOTICE of Appearance by Rebecca Anne Guiterman on behalf of NATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER (Guiterman, Rebecca) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
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