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Case TitleNISKANEN CENTER v. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00125
Date Filed2019-01-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffNISKANEN CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Niskanen Center submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for records concerning property owners identified by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in a specific agency docket. The Niskanen Center also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but redacted identifying information under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). The Niskanen Center filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Niskanen Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
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2019-01-181COMPLAINT against FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616096374) filed by NISKANEN CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ztd) (Entered: 01/23/2019)
2019-01-182LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NISKANEN CENTER (ztd) (Entered: 01/23/2019)
2019-01-18SUMMONS (3) Issued as to FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 01/23/2019)
2019-01-183NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by NISKANEN CENTER. Case related to Case No. 18-1224 in USCA for DC. (ztd) (Entered: 01/23/2019)
2019-01-304REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NISKANEN CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Request DC AG, # 2 Summons Request US AG)(Gibson, Megan) (Entered: 01/30/2019)
2019-01-315SUMMONS (3) Reissued Electronically as to FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent) (tth) (Entered: 01/31/2019)
2019-02-086NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
2019-02-087RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION served on 2/4/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Gibson, Megan) (Entered: 02/08/2019)
2019-02-088RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/04/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/4/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/6/2019.) (See Docket Entry 7 to view document) (jf) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
2019-02-11NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 Summons Returned Executed as to Federal Defendant; emailed to m.gibson.esquire@gmail.com, cc'd 1 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Document incomplete/illegible, 2. DO NOT REFILE - Counsel is reminded to docket/file all parts of their pleading (zjf, ) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
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