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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03169
Date Filed2020-11-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted two FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning communications and correspondence about the pesticide SurfaceWise2 between the agency and the Texas Department of Agriculture, American Airlines, Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine, and/or Allied BioSciences. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2020-11-021COMPLAINT against NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7787049) filed by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(Colangelo, Aaron) (Entered: 11/02/2020)
2020-11-022MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Daniel Hessel, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7787171. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Daniel Hessel, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Colangelo, Aaron) (Entered: 11/02/2020)
2020-11-033LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (adh, ) (Entered: 11/03/2020)
2020-11-03Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 11/03/2020)
2020-11-034SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 11/03/2020)
2020-11-045REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL.(Colangelo, Aaron) (Entered: 11/04/2020)
2020-11-046REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL.(Colangelo, Aaron) (Entered: 11/04/2020)
2020-11-057GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO FOIA CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Court's instructions for processing and production of records, batching motions, and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/5/2020. (jag) (Entered: 11/05/2020)
2020-11-068SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zjf) (Entered: 11/06/2020)
2020-11-09MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. It is hereby ORDERED that Daniel Hesse is admitted pro hac vice in this matter as counsel for Plaintiff. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions . Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/9/2020. (jag) (Entered: 11/09/2020)
2020-11-129NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Hessel on behalf of NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (Hessel, Daniel) Modified on 11/13/2020 (zrdj). (Entered: 11/12/2020)
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