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Case TitleSTOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01930
Date Filed2017-09-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffSTOP GEOENGINEERING MINNESOTA a project of the non-profit Minnesota Natural Health Coalition, a non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionStop Geoengineering Minnesota submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for records concerning weather modification within the Weather Service Organization Workforce. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but when the agency did not respond, Stop Geoengineering Minnesota filed an administrative appeal of the agency's delay. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Stop Geoengineering Minnesota filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE an agency of the United States of America
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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2017-09-211COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Commerce, ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5126414) filed by Stop Geoengineering Minnesota, a project of the non-profit Minnesota Natural Health Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for DOC (proposed), # 3 Summons for Attorney General (proposed), # 4 Summons for US Attorney (proposed))(Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-09-212LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by Stop Geoengineering Minnesota, a project of the non-profit Minnesota Natural Health Coalition (Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-09-213MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Brian Gaffney, :Firm- Law Offices of Brian Gaffney APC, :Address- 446 Old County Road, Suite 100-310 Pacifica, CA 94044. Phone No. - (650) 219 3187. Fax No. - N/A Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5126650. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by Stop Geoengineering Minnesota, a project of the non-profit Minnesota Natural Health Coalition (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Brian Gaffney in Support of Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Din Support of Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2017-09-22Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 09/22/2017)
2017-09-224SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 09/22/2017)
2017-09-22MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave of Brian Gaffney to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyer admitted, or at least one member of the lawyer's firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/22/17. (DMK) (Entered: 09/22/2017)
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