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Case TitleEcological Rights Foundation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2018cv00394
Date Filed2018-01-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
PlaintiffEcological Rights Foundation
Case DescriptionThe Ecological Rights Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning instructions by the Trump administration prohibiting employees from speaking to the media. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency later told the Ecological Rights Foundation that it had uploaded its response to the FOIA Online system and would send the Foundation a link. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Ecological Rights Foundation filed suit. This seems to be the same complaint as 3:18-cv-00394.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-01-181COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against United States Environmental Protection Agency ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12033786.). Filed byEcological Rights Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sproul, Christopher) (Filed on 1/18/2018) (Entered: 01/18/2018)
2018-01-182Proposed Summons. (Sproul, Christopher) (Filed on 1/18/2018) (Entered: 01/18/2018)
2018-01-193Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 2/2/2018. (cfeS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-194Summons Issued as to United States Environmental Protection Agency. (vlkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-195Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 4/11/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/18/2018 01:30 PM. (vlkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-196NOTICE of Appearance by Fredric Evenson as counsel for Plaintiff Ecological Rights Foundation (Evenson, Fredric) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-197NOTICE of Appearance by Heather Rose Kryczka as counsel for Plaintiff Ecological Rights Foundation (Kryczka, Heather) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-198CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Ecological Rights Foundation.. (Kryczka, Heather) (Filed on 1/19/2018) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-269NOTICE of Appearance by Molly Anna Coyne (Coyne, Molly) (Filed on 1/26/2018) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
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