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Case TitleFriends of the Earth v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DistrictWestern District of Washington
CitySeattle
Case Number2:2018cv00677
Date Filed2018-05-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Thomas S. Zilly
PlaintiffFriends of the Earth a District of Columbia non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionFriends of the Earth submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for records concerning an updated biological assessment submitted by BP for the Cherry Point Marine Terminal. The agency denied the request under Exemption 5 (privileges). Friends of the Earth filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Friends of the Earth filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Army Corps of Engineers an agency of the United States of America
DefendantU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Opinion/Order [5]
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2018-05-101COMPLAINT against defendant(s) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Receipt # 0981-5313089), filed by Friends of the Earth. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Kampmeier, Paul) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-102CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Friends of the Earth (Kampmeier, Paul) (Entered: 05/10/2018)
2018-05-11Judge Thomas S. Zilly added. (RE) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-113Summons(es) electronically issued as to defendant(s) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (RE) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-154CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiff Friends of the Earth (Kampmeier, Paul) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-255ORDER directing counsel to confer and file a Joint Status Report due by 8/24/2018, by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (SWT) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-05-296SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon defendant U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on 5/21/2018 (Kampmeier, Paul) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
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