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Case TitleCOLE v. COPAN et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01070
Date Filed2019-04-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
Case DescriptionDavid Cole submitted a FOIA request to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for specific records concerning the fire safety investigation of the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Cole that it was required to consult with an outside party that had an ownership right in the records. The agency withheld all but one of the records under Exemption 3 (other statutes) citing the National Construction Safety Team Act. Cole filed an administrative appeal. The agency denied his administrative appeal. Cole then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantWALTER G. COPAN DR., in his official capacity as Director of the National Institute for Standards and Technology
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2019-04-161COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6064036) filed by DAVID COLE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Service on Attorney General, # 3 Summons for Service on Defendant NIST Director Copan, # 4 Summons for Service on U.S. Attorney)(Clifford, John) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/17/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 04/16/2019)
2019-04-17Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-172SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to WALTER G. COPAN, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-05-083REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by DAVID COLE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Clifford, John) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
2019-05-104SUMMONS (3) Reissued Electronically as to WALTER G. COPAN, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(tth) (Entered: 05/10/2019)
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