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Case TitlePUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY et al v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00772
Date Filed2018-04-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffPUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
PlaintiffELIZABETH SOUTHERLAND
Case DescriptionPublic Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning contacts with the news media pertaining to Dr. Elizabeth Sutherland, who had recently retired from the agency and expressed concerns about its current policy direction. PEER provided a Privacy Act authorization from Sutherland. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, PEER filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2018-04-051COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5406229) filed by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons AG, # 3 Summons EPA, # 4 Summons USAO)(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-052LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-05Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zsth) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-053SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-064STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 04/06/18. (Attachment: # Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 04/06/2018)
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