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Case TitleSierra Club v. US Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv00722
Date Filed2018-02-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley
PlaintiffSierra Club
Case DescriptionThe Sierra Club submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning the way in which the agency processes FOIA requests since the beginning of the Trump administration. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told the Sierra Club that its request was unlikely to incur any fees. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Sierra Club filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUS Environmental Protection Agency
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-02-011COMPLAINT against US Environmental Protection Agency ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12077556.). Filed bySierra Club. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Geis, Stacey) (Filed on 2/1/2018) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-012Certificate of Interested Entities by Sierra Club (Geis, Stacey) (Filed on 2/1/2018) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-013Proposed Summons. (Lewis, Heather) (Filed on 2/1/2018) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-014Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. 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 2/15/2018. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/1/2018) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-015Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 4/26/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/3/2018 01:30 PM. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on 2/1/18. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/1/2018) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-026Summons Issued as to US Environmental Protection Agency. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/2/2018) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-157CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Sierra Club.. (Lewis, Heather) (Filed on 2/15/2018) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-158MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice of Thomas J. Cmar ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-12116383.) filed by Sierra Club. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Oath per L.R. 11-3(a) in Support of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice, # 2 Exhibit Attachment 1 - Certificate of Good Standing for Thomas J. Cmar)(Cmar, Thomas) (Filed on 2/15/2018) (Entered: 02/15/2018)
2018-02-209ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting 8 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to Thomas J. Cmar. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/20/2018) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
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