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Case TitlePIDOT v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03090
Date Filed2019-10-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffJUSTIN R PIDOT
Case DescriptionJustin Pidot, a professor of Environmental Law at the University of Arizona Law School, submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Interior. Pidot's first FOIA request asked for records pertaining to Secretarial Order 3368 on promoting transparency and accountability in consent decrees and settlement agreements. Pidot also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Pidot that he had been included in the educational institution category for fee purposes. Pidot's second FOIA request asked for records concerning a memo from the Bureau of Land Management concerning compensatory mitigation. Pidot also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Pidot that he had been included in the educational institution fee category. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Pidot filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2019-10-151COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6448675) filed by Justin R Pidot. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet, # 12 Summons Summons to U.S. Department of the Interior, # 13 Summons Summons to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 14 Summons Summons to U.S. Attorney General, # 15 Notice and Consent)(Littleton, Matthew) (Entered: 10/15/2019)
2019-10-17Case assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zmc) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
2019-10-172SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
2019-10-173NOTICE, CONSENT, AND REFERENCE OF A CIVIL ACTION TO A MAGISTRATE JUDGE by JUSTIN R PIDOT (zmc) (Entered: 10/17/2019)
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