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Case TitleCenter For Biological Diversity v. National Oceanic Atmospheric Association
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2019cv01082
Date Filed2019-02-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Manuel L. Real
PlaintiffCenter For Biological Diversity
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for records concerning the agency's denial of the Center's petition to list Pacific bluefin tuna as an endangered species. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and ultimately provided 257 records with redactions. The Center filed an administrative appeal challenging the agency's search and its use of Exemption 5 (privileges). The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNational Oceanic Atmospheric Association
Complaint attachment 1
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2019-02-131COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-23204437 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Center For Biological Diversity. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Attorney Catherine W Kilduff added to party Center For Biological Diversity(pty:pla))(Kilduff, Catherine) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-132Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff Center For Biological Diversity. (Kilduff, Catherine) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-133NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Center For Biological Diversity, (Kilduff, Catherine) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-02-144NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Manuel L. Real and Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh. (jtil) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
2019-02-14521 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant National Oceanic Atmospheric Association. (jtil) (Entered: 02/14/2019)
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