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Case TitleINSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH v. UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01677
Date Filed2018-07-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffINSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH
Case DescriptionThe Institute for Energy Research submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Treasury for communications sent to or from Peter Wisner, the Director of the Office of Environment & Energy related to climate change. The Institute for Energy Research also requested a fee waiver or inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but told the Institute for Energy Research that it would not rule on its fee waiver request until it determined whether the cost of the records would exceed $25. The Institute for Energy Research then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
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2018-07-171COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5590611) filed by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Horner, Christopher) (Attachment 1 replaced on 7/18/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-172LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-173NOTICE OF CONSENT AND REFERENCE OF A CIVIL ACTION TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-174NOTICE of Appearance by Jason T. Miller on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 07/17/2018)
2018-07-17Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zmd) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-07-185REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE Treasury, USAG, USAtty for DC filed by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons for US Attorney General, # 2 Summons Summons for US Atty for DC)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-07-186SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (zsb) (Entered: 07/18/2018)
2018-07-257REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to ATTORNEY GENERAL and US ATTORNEY re 6 Summons Issued Electronically filed by INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY RESEARCH. Related document: 6 Summons Issued Electronically. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons to US Attorney for DC)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-07-278SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jf) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-08-099RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/3/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/2/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-0910RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/03/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
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