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Case TitleUNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02615
Date Filed2018-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffUNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
Case DescriptionThe Union of Concerned Scientists submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for records concerning the influence of outside parties on agency decisionmaking in regard to energy policy. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. FERC disclosed 30 documents and told UCS that other records would be disclosed within 20 days. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, UCS filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DefendantFEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
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2018-11-131COMPLAINT against FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5788646) filed by Union of Concerned Scientists. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Wood, Hart) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by Union of Concerned Scientists (Wood, Hart) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-13Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zef, ) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-153SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-274RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/16/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Wood, Hart) (Entered: 11/27/2018)
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