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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01749
Date Filed2018-07-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionHall & Associates submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning 35 documents pertaining to a Desk Statement made by the agency as to whether it would follow the Eighth Circuit's decision in Iowa League of Cities. The agency had previously withheld the documents under Exemption 5 (privileges), but a recent district court decision found that the agency had waived protection for records created after the Desk Statement was issued in November 2013. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Hall & Associates filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
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2018-07-261COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5606534) filed by HALL & ASSOCIATES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exs. 1-6, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons AG, USAO, EPA HQ summons)(Hall, John) (Entered: 07/26/2018)
2018-07-27Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-07-302STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the Court's Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/30/18. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-303SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-08-034AMENDED COMPLAINT against U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY filed by HALL & ASSOCIATES. (Attachments: # 1 Redline Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit Exs. 1-6, # 3 Certificate of Service)(Hall, John) (Entered: 08/03/2018)
2018-08-155NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-09-056ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
2018-09-067Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 4 Amended Complaint by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-09MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for an Initial Scheduling Conference on October 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall confer in advance of the Initial Scheduling Conference on (1) whether any records can be released, and (2) the proper next steps in this litigation. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/9/2018. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 09/09/2018)
2018-09-10Set/Reset Hearings: Initial Scheduling Conference set for 10/10/2018, at 10:30 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-09-10MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's consent motion for extension of time 7 it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall respond to Plaintiff's amended complaint on or before September 12, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/10/2018. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-09-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall respond to Plaintiff's amended complaint on or before 9/12/2018. (kt) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
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