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Case TitlePUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY v. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv00311
Date Filed2021-02-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffPUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Case DescriptionPublic Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Geological Survey for records concerning biosafety at the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin. PEER also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted PEER's request for a fee waiver. Although the agency agreed to conduct a videoconference to address how to process PEER's request, after hearing nothing further from the agency, PEER filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
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2021-02-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8158952) filed by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration 26.1 statement, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet cover sheet, # 3 Summons Agency Summons, # 4 Summons AG Summons, # 5 Summons USAO summons)(Dinerstein, Paula) (Entered: 02/03/2021)
2021-02-03Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (adh, ) (Entered: 02/03/2021)
2021-02-032LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (adh, ) (Entered: 02/03/2021)
2021-02-033SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 02/03/2021)
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