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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01259
Date Filed2020-05-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
PlaintiffUNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight and the Union of Concerned Scientists submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Agriculture and the General Services Administration for records concerning the relocation of two USDA divisions, the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Washington, DC to Kansas City. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from either agency, American Oversight and the Union of Concerned Scientists filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DefendantU.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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2020-05-131COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7120850) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons as to USAO, # 3 Summons as to AG, # 4 Summons as to GSA, # 5 Summons as to USDA)(Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (Attachments: # 1 Rule LCvR26.1 Disclosure as to UCS)(Shaw, Khahilia) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-13Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-133SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-144STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 05/14/20. (Attachment: Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
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