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Case TitleENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01917
Date Filed2017-09-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Energy & Environment Legal Institute submitted a FOIA request to the National Institute for Environmental Studies for records concerning emails and attachments that contained certain specific keywords. EELI also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of one of the requests. The agency denied EELI's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EELI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2017-09-201COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5123770) filed by ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT LEGAL INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Civil Process Clerk of US Attorney, # 3 Summons To Dept of Health and Human Services, # 4 Summons to Attorney General, # 5 Exhibit 1)(Mandelbaum, Chaim) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-20Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-09-202SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
2017-10-163NOTICE of Appearance by Patricia K. McBride on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
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