Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv08574
Date Filed2017-11-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Laura Taylor Swain
PlaintiffNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the Consumer Product Safety Commission for records concerning an essay posted by Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic criticizing the agency's proposed regulation on phthalates. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. It later provided a partial response. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, the NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Documents
Docket
Complaint
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2017-11-061COMPLAINT against U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14331129)Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-062CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-063REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-064RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-07CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (kl) (Entered: 11/07/2017)
2017-11-07Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (kl) (Entered: 11/07/2017)
2017-11-07Case Designated ECF. (kl) (Entered: 11/07/2017)
2017-11-075ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (kl) (Entered: 11/07/2017)
2017-11-156NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Andrew Edward Krause on behalf of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Krause, Andrew) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-217MOTION for Jared Jones Thompson to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14390911. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing from District of Columbia, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing from Pennsylvania, # 3 Affidavit of Jared Thompson, # 4 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Thompson, Jared) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
2017-11-21>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 7 MOTION for Jared Jones Thompson to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14390911. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (jc) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
2017-11-218AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission served on 11/7/2017, answer due 12/7/2017. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
2017-11-229ORDER OF REFERENCE TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement). Referred to Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein. SO ORDERED. Motions referred to Gabriel W. Gorenstein. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 11/22/2017) (ama) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2017-11-2710ORDER granting 7 Motion for Jared Jones Thompson to Appear Pro Hac Vice (HEREBY ORDERED by Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein)(Text Only Order) (GWG) (Entered: 11/27/2017)
2017-11-3011FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MOTION for Jolie McLaughlin to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14418370. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit in Support of Pro Hac Vice Motion, # 3 Proposed Order)(McLaughlin, Jolie) Modified on 11/30/2017 (bcu). (Entered: 11/30/2017)
2017-11-30>>>NOTICE REGARDING DEFICIENT MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. Notice to RE-FILE Document No. 11 MOTION for Jolie McLaughlin to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14418370. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. .. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): missing Certificate of Good Standing from Supreme Court of Illinois;. Re-file the motion as a Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - attach the correct signed PDF - select the correct named filer/filers - attach valid Certificates of Good Standing issued within the past 30 days - attach Proposed Order.. (bcu) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff