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Case TitleCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00563
Date Filed2018-03-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning the agency's failure to submit the Climate Action Report by the mandated January 1, 2018 deadline. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantJOHN J. SULLIVAN JOHN J. SULLIVAN, in his official capacity as Acting Secretary of State for the United States Dept. of State
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2018-03-131COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5370600) filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Certificate of Service)(Su, Anchun) (Entered: 03/13/2018)
2018-03-14Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zsb) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-142SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 03/14/2018)
2018-03-233NOTICE of Appearance by Howard M. Crystal on behalf of CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (Crystal, Howard) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-284LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Su, Anchun) (Main Document 4 replaced on 3/29/2018) (znmw). (Entered: 03/28/2018)
2018-03-305ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE as to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia regarding Complaint 1 by Plaintiff's attorney Anchun Su filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Su, Anchun) Modified on 4/2/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 03/30/2018)
2018-04-02NOTICE OF ERROR re 5 Request for Summons to Issue; emailed to jsu@biologicaldiversity.org, cc'd 5 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect event used, 2. Incorrect document/case, 3. Please refile document, 4. ENTERED IN ERROR; Unclear whether this is a return of service or a request to reissue a summons; Refile as a Summons Returned Executed as to US Attorney (FOIA), if appropriate. (znmw, ) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-056REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE as to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia re 1 Complaint, filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.(Su, Anchun) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-097NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-118AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Su, Anchun) (Entered: 04/11/2018)
2018-04-139SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to JOHN J. SULLIVAN. (td) (Main Document 9 replaced on 4/13/2018) (ztd). (Entered: 04/13/2018)
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