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Case TitleNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Transportation
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv00820
Date Filed2019-01-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jesse M. Furman
PlaintiffNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Transportation for records concerning the status of the Hudson River Tunnel Gateway project. NRDC also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Transportation
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2019-01-281COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Transportation. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-16254326)Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment A - NRDC FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit Attachment B - DOT Initial Acknowledgment)(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-282REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Transportation, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-283FILING ERROR - PDF ERROR - CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Marks, Nancy) Modified on 1/29/2019 (pne). (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-284RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/28/2019)
2019-01-29CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Jesse M. Furman. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . (pne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-29Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (pne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-29Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-295ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of Transportation. (pne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-29***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to attorney Nancy Sharman Marks to RE-FILE Document No. 3 Civil Cover Sheet. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the civil cover sheet was not signed. Re-file the document using the event type Civil Cover Sheet found under the event list Other Documents and attach the correct PDF. Use civil cover sheet issued by S.D.N.Y. dated June 2017. The S.D.N.Y. Civil Cover Sheet dated June 2017 is located at (pne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-296CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-297NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 5/13/2019 at 03:00 PM in Courtroom 1105, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Jesse M. Furman. (As further set forth in this order) (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 1/29/2019) (ne) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-02-118CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint,. U.S. Department of Transportation served on 2/4/2019, answer due 2/25/2019. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C)(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 02/11/2019)
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