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Case TitleTOBIAS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01444
Date Filed2020-06-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffJIMMY TOBIAS
Case DescriptionJournalist Jimmy Tobias submitted 13 FOIA requests to the Department of Interior for records concerning communications to and from senior officials at the agency pertaining to a number of issues, such as climate change and the agency's response to the pandemic. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of his requests, Tobias filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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2020-06-011COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7180032) filed by JIMMY TOBIAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-E, # 2 Exhibit F-J, # 3 Exhibit K-O, # 4 Exhibit P-T, # 5 Exhibit U-Y, # 6 Exhibit Z-EE, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons)(Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
2020-06-012NOTICE of Appearance by Merrick Jason Wayne on behalf of JIMMY TOBIAS (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
2020-06-013NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of JIMMY TOBIAS (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
2020-06-01Case assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zmc) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
2020-06-014SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 06/01/2020)
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