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Case TitleENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02220
Date Filed2017-10-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Case DescriptionThe Environmental Defense Fund submitted three FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning ethical matters involving administrator Scott Pruitt. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told EDF that an additional portion of Pruitt's appointment calendar had been disclosed to another requester and sought clarification as to how that might affect EDF's request. Despite a number of attempts to contact the agency to determine that status of its requests, the EDF heard nothing further from the agency. EDF then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2017-10-261COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5177497) filed by ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
2017-10-30Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-302SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-30SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General.....SUMMONS NOT FILED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. (zsb) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-11-143REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re Summons Not Issued filed by ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND. Related document: Summons Not Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Zavareei, Hassan) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-154SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
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