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Case TitleFOOD & WATER WATCH INC. v. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01497
Date Filed2018-06-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffFOOD & WATER WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionFood & Water Watch submitted a FOIA request for records concerning contracts or agreements between the agency and Allan Blutstein, who operated America Rising, a conservative campaign-research group, and Definers Public Affairs, a group affiliated with America Rising which had recently been awarded a $120,000 no-bid contract for monitoring media coverage of the agency. The contract was subsequently cancelled after being revealed in the media. Food & Water Watch also requested a fee waiver, which was granted. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Food & Water Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2018-06-251COMPLAINT against U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5552933) filed by FOOD AND WATER WATCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for U.S. EPA, # 3 Summons for U.S. Atty's Office for DC, # 4 Summons for U.S. Atty General)(Corrigan, Zachary) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/27/2018) (zmd) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-06-252LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by FOOD & WATER WATCH (Corrigan, Zachary) (Main Document 2 replaced on 6/27/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-06-25Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmd) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-06-283SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-07-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 7/2/2018 (Corrigan, Zachary) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/05/2018. (Corrigan, Zachary) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/3/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/2/2018. (Corrigan, Zachary) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
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