Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleBAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02441
Date Filed2017-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffBAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC.
Case DescriptionBay Journal Media, publisher of the Bay Journal, which covers the Chesapeake Bay, submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning the Bay Journal and the agency's program to increase public awareness of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The Bay Journal contacted the agency concerning the status of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Bay Journal Media filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2017-11-131COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5202017) filed by BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Certification LCvR 7.1)(Gross, Joel) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-132MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Erika D. Norman, :Firm- Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, :Address- 601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3743. Phone No. - 202.942.5000. Fax No. - 202.942.5999 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5202081. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Decl of Erika D. Norman)(Gross, Joel) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-133MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Josephine Morse, :Firm- Democracy Forward Foundation, :Address- P.O. Box 34553, Washington, DC 20043. Phone No. - 202.448.9090. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5202116. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Decl of Josephine Morse)(Gross, Joel) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-134LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. (Gross, Joel) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-13Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsth) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-145SUMMONS (1)Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-14SUMMONS Not Issued as to UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL AND UNITED STATES ATTORNEY. (zsth) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-14MINUTE ORDER: Granting 2 3 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Erika Danielle Norman and Josephine Morse, are hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/14/17. (DJS) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
2017-11-306CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. re 1 Complaint, Summons Not Issued . (Gross, Joel) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
2017-11-308RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 11/20/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/20/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/20/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/20/2017.) (See Docket Entry 6 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 12/01/2017)
2017-12-017NOTICE of Appearance by Damon William Taaffe on behalf of UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 12/01/2017)
2017-12-049NOTICE of Appearance by Erika D. Norman on behalf of BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. (Norman, Erika) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
2017-12-0410NOTICE of Appearance by Josephine T. Morse on behalf of BAY JOURNAL MEDIA, INC. (Morse, Josephine) (Entered: 12/04/2017)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff