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Case TitleCenter for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictDistrict of Arizona
CityTucson Division
Case Number4:2018cv00276
Date Filed2018-06-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James A Soto
PlaintiffCenter for Biological Diversity
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning EPA employee Mandy Grunasekara's work and travel activities. The Center for Biological Diversity also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted the Center's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantEnvironmental Protection Agency named as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-06-011COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $ 400.00, receipt number 0970-15564097 filed by Center for Biological Diversity. (Carreno, Alexa) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(KAH) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-012SUMMONS Submitted by Center for Biological Diversity. (Carreno, Alexa) (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(KAH) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-013Filing fee paid, receipt number 0970-15564097. This case has been assigned to the Honorable James A Soto. All future pleadings or documents should bear the correct case number: CV-18-00276-TUC-JAS. Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction form attached. (KAH) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-014Summons Issued as to Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons) (KAH) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-015ORDER: Plaintiffs shall serve a copy of this Order on Defendants at the same time they serve the Summons and Complaint; if these have already been served on Defendants prior to Plaintiffs receiving this Order, Plaintiffs shall serve this Order on Defendants within 14 days of the filing date of this Order. Within 7 days of serving this Order on Defendants, Plaintiffs shallfile a notice with the Court indicating when Defendant was served with this Order. (see PDF attached for complete details) Signed by Judge James A Soto on 6/1/2018. (SIB) (Entered: 06/01/2018)
2018-06-04Remark: Pro hac vice motions granted for Alexa Carreno and Jeremy Mckay on behalf of the plaintiffs. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS) (Entered: 06/04/2018)
2018-06-136Corporate Disclosure Statement by Center for Biological Diversity. (Carreno, Alexa) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-137SERVICE EXECUTED filed by Center for Biological Diversity: Affidavit of Service re: Complaint and Summons upon U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney's Office in Tucson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 11, 2018. (Attachments: # 1 Mail Receipts)(Mckay, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-138NOTICE re: of Compliance by Center for Biological Diversity with June 1, 2018 Court Order . (Mckay, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
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