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Case TitleMcKeever v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
DistrictDistrict of Alaska
Case Number3:2018cv00192
Date Filed2018-08-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSharon L. Gleason
PlaintiffTimothy A. McKeever
Case DescriptionTimothy McKeever, an attorney, submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records produced to the EPA and the Department of Justice by Pebble Limited Partnership. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked McKeever to narrow the scope of his request. He did so. The agency located 6,500 potentially responsive pages. It withheld 2,000 records under Exemption 4 (confidential business information) and released the rest. DOJ denied access to 4,271 records referred by the EPA under Exemption 4 (confidential business information) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). McKeever filed an administrative appeal of the DOJ denial to the Office of Information Policy, which remanded the request back to the Civil Division for further processing. This time, the Civil Division withheld 3,600 records. McKeever filed another administrative appeal and OIP found that the records referred by EPA were not responsive to McKeever's request. McKeever filed another administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, McKeever filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
DefendantEnviornmental Protection Agency
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2018-08-211COMPLAINT For Injunctive Relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 097--2566342.), filed by Timothy A. McKeever. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Index, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11)(Stone, Stacey) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-212Civil Cover Sheet. (Stone, Stacey) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-213Unissued summons re Defendant U.S. Department of Justice, (Attachments: # 1 Unissued Summons re Defendant Enviornmental Protection Agency)(DCH, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-21Summons Issued as to Enviornmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice. (DCH, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-234Unissued summons re Defendant U.S. Attorney, (Attachments: # 1 Unissued Summons re Defendant U.S. Attorney General)(PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/23/2018)
2018-08-23Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (PXS, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/23/2018)
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