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Case TitleCENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY v. FARM SERVICE AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02783
Date Filed2018-11-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffCENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Food Safety submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Agriculture for records concerning the Farm Service Agency's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the actions it approves through its Environmental Screening Worksheets. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after more than a year with no substantive response to the request, the Center for Food Safety filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFARM SERVICE AGENCY
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2018-11-281COMPLAINT against FARM SERVICE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5812738) filed by CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Attorney General, # 3 Summons for U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons for Defendant)(Kimbrell, George) (Entered: 11/28/2018)
2018-11-282LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (Kimbrell, George) (Entered: 11/28/2018)
2018-11-283MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kellan Smith, :Firm- Center for Food Safety, :Address- 303 Sacramento St., 2nd Flr., San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone No. - 415-826-2770. Fax No. - 415-826-0507 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5812809. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kimbrell, George) (Entered: 11/28/2018)
2018-11-28Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zmd) (Entered: 11/28/2018)
2018-11-29MINUTE ORDER granting the Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Kellan Smith. Counsel shall promptly register for this Court's CM/ECF system. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 11/29/2018. (lctnm1) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-294STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 11/29/2018. (lctnm1) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-295SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 11/29/2018)
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