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Case TitleNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Department of Commerce
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv00583
Date Filed2018-01-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Alison J. Nathan
PlaintiffNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for records concerning why the Secretary of Commerce found that summer flounder management plan measures the State of New Jersey had failed to implement were unnecessary for conserving summer flounder. The agency provided two interim responses but indicated that there were several other responsive records. 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

DefendantUnited States Department of Commerce
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2018-01-231COMPLAINT against United States Department of Commerce. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14608453)Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-232CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-233REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Commerce, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-234RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Rahm, Catherine) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-24CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Alison J. Nathan. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . 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 . (pne) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-24Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron 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: . (pne) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-24Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-245ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Commerce. (pne) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-296NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 6/11/2018 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom 906, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Alison J. Nathan, and as further set forth in this order. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 1/29/2018) (ap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
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