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Case TitleCOLE v. COPAN et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01182
Date Filed2019-04-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffDAVID COLE
Case DescriptionDavid Cole submitted a FOIA request to the National Institute for Standards and Technology for records concerning structural analyses of Column 79 of the World Trade Center Building 7 as part of the study of the collapse of the building in the aftermath of 9/11. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 3 (other statutes) citing the National Construction Safety Team Act. Cole filed an administrative appeal of the decision. The agency upheld its initial denial. 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
DefendantNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
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2019-04-241COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against WALTER G. COPAN Director, National Institute of Technology ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6078146) filed by DAVID COLE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for service on US Attorney, # 3 Summons for service on Attorney General, # 4 Summons for service on NIST Director Copan)(Clifford, John) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/24/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 04/24/2019)
2019-04-24Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/24/2019)
2019-04-242ENTERED IN ERROR.....SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to WALTER G. COPAN, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) Modified on 4/26/2019 (zef, ). (Entered: 04/24/2019)
2019-04-26NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 2 Summons Issued Electronically as to AUSA was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile with summons for FOIA complaints. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/26/2019)
2019-04-26SUMMONS Not Issued as to WALTER G. COPAN, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (znmw) (Entered: 05/07/2019)
2019-05-083REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by DAVID COLE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Clifford, John) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
2019-05-094SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to WALTER G. COPAN, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
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