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Case TitleNATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02734
Date Filed2017-12-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffNATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning any awareness review conducted as part of the agency's processing of NRDC's FOIA requests. NRDC also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told NRDC that it was being placed in the complex queue for processing. The agency also invited NRDC to contact the agency to discuss the dimensions of the request. NRDC contacted the agency and clarified the time frame of its request. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2017-12-211COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5258669) filed by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(De Marco, Peter) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-21Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (jd) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2017-12-272SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 12/27/2017)
2017-12-283LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. (De Marco, Peter) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
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