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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00542
Date Filed2017-03-24
Date Closed2017-06-15
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning grants or proposals dealing with environmental justice awarded in 2014-2015. The EPA acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-03-241COMPLAINT against ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4888514) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons EPA)(Fedeli, Chris) (Main Document 1 replaced on 3/27/2017) (jd). Modified on 3/27/2017 to correct filing error, summons were filed in place of complaint (jd). (Entered: 03/24/2017)
2017-03-242LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 03/24/2017)
2017-03-24Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (sth) (Entered: 03/27/2017)
2017-03-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 03/27/2017)
2017-04-034RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/31/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/30/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/31/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 3/30/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 04/03/2017)
2017-04-045NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth A. Adebonojo on behalf of All Defendants (Adebonojo, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-286Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Defendant's Answer or Other Response to Plaintiff's Complaint by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (Adebonojo, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
2017-05-01MINUTE ORDER granting 6 defendant's consent motion to enlarge time. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's complaint by no later than June 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 05/1/2017. (lcegs3) (Entered: 05/01/2017)
2017-05-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 6/1/2017. (mac) (Entered: 05/01/2017)
2017-06-017ANSWER to Complaint by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.(Adebonojo, Kenneth) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-028STANDING FOIA ORDER. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 06/2/2017. (lcegs3) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Scheduling Order due by 6/23/2017. (mac) (Entered: 06/05/2017)
2017-06-139STIPULATION of Dismissal (Joint) by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Fedeli, Chris) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
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