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Case TitleSURGEY v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00654
Date Filed2018-03-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffNICHOLAS SURGEY
Case DescriptionNicholas Surgey, an investigative reporter, submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's travel to and attendance at the 2018 Rose Bowl game. Surgey also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Surgey that responding would not incur any fees. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Surgey filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DefendantENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460
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2018-03-221COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5383892) filed by NICHOLAS SURGEY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to EPA, # 3 Summons to U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons to Attorney General)(Llewellyn, Patrick) (Attachment 1 replaced on 3/26/2018) (jd) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-22Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (jd) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-262SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-03-273RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/27/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/26/2018. (Llewellyn, Patrick) (Entered: 03/27/2018)
2018-04-024NOTICE of Appearance by Michael T. Kirkpatrick on behalf of NICHOLAS SURGEY (Kirkpatrick, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-055NOTICE of Appearance by Rhonda Lisa Campbell on behalf of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-106NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. Attorney Rhonda Lisa Campbell terminated. (Campbell, Rhonda) (Entered: 04/10/2018)
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