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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00893
Date Filed2018-04-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted three FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning waivers or approvals of first-class air travel by administrator Scott Pruitt and two other EPA officials. American Oversight submitted a fourth FOIA request for records concerning the procurement of a vehicle to transport Pruitt. The agency acknowledged receipt of all four requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-04-171COMPLAINT against U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5426143) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons as to USAO, # 3 Summons as to AG, # 4 Summons as to EPA)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-04-172LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 04/17/2018)
2018-04-17Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (jd) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-203SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-05-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/24/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/24/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/24/18., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 4/23/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Creighton, Sara) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-215Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
2018-05-21MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 5 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint. Defendant's responsive pleading now is due on or before June 21, 2018. Per the agreement of the parties, if Defendant's responsive pleading is an Answer, then Defendant shall file a status report on or before June 28, 2018, that updates the court on the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 5/21/2018. (lcapm2) (lcapm2, ) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
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