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Case TitlePUBLIC CITIZEN FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00117
Date Filed2018-01-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffPUBLIC CITIZEN FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionPublic Citizen Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Labor for records concerning the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration's workplace injury database. Public Citizen submitted a second FOIA request for updated records. The agency acknowledged receipt of both requests. The agency denied both requests under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Public Citizen filed an administrative appeal of that denial. Public Citizen submitted a third FOIA request for updated records. The agency acknowledged receipt of that request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Public Citizen Foundation.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DefendantOCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
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2018-01-191COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5293649) filed by PUBLIC CITIZEN FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-19Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 01/22/2018)
2018-01-212NOTICE of Appearance by Michael T. Kirkpatrick on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Kirkpatrick, Michael) (Entered: 01/21/2018)
2018-01-223SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 01/22/2018)
2018-01-234STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 01/23/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-02-015RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/22/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/21/2018. (Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-016RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/29/2018. (Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-017RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION served on 1/29/2018 (Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-018RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 1/29/2018 (Sherman, Sean) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
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