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Case TitleOCEANA, INC. v. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00648
Date Filed2018-03-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffOCEANA, INC.
Case DescriptionOceania, Inc. submitted three FOIA requests to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service for records concerning the dusky shark bycatch and told the agencies that it would accept aggregate data if necessary to avoid confidentiality concerns. Oceania also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted Oceania's request for a fee waiver. NMFS released a single document containing a table of the number of sharks reported by fisheries, but after the agencies failed to provide any further response, Oceania filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
DefendantNATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
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2018-03-211COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5383247) filed by OCEANA, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons re: NMFS, # 3 Summons re: NOAA, # 4 Summons re: US Attorney General, # 5 Summons re: US Attorney)(Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 03/21/2018)
2018-03-232NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by OCEANA, INC.. Case related to Case No. 17-cv-829. (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-233Corporate Disclosure Statement by OCEANA, INC.. (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-264MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Brettny Hardy, :Firm- Earthjustice, :Address- 50 California Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone No. - (415) 217-2000. Fax No. - (415) 217-2040 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5388945. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by OCEANA, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support of Motion, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-265MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Christopher Eaton, :Firm- Earthjustice, :Address- 705 Second Ave, Suite 203, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone No. - (206) 343-7340. Fax No. - (206) 343-1526 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5388993. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by OCEANA, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support of Motion, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-26Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (md) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-266SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (tth) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-28MINUTE ORDER granting 4 and 5 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/28/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 03/28/2018)
2018-04-037RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/2/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/2/2018. (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-038RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/2/2018. (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-039RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION served on 4/2/2018 (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-0310RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE served on 3/29/2018 (Mashuda, Stephen) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
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