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Case TitleEARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01500
Date Filed2022-05-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffEARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL
Case DescriptionEarthrights International submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Treasury for 2017 records discussing participation in and/or implementation of the extractive industries transparency initiative. Earthrights also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but decided that any existing responsive records would be at the Department of Defense. Earthrights filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Earthrights filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
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2022-05-271COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9267775) filed by EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Related Case Form)(Gutman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/27/2022)
2022-05-272NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL. Case related to Case No. 22-1503. (zsb) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-313REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint filed by EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL. (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2nd summons, # 2 Summons 3rd summons)(Gutman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-05-31NOTICE OF ERROR re 1 Complaint; emailed to jgutman@law.gwu.edu, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Missing summonses-government. When naming a government agent or agency as a defendant, you must supply a summons for each defendant & two additional summonses for the U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General. Please submit using the event Request for Summons to Issue. (zsb, ) (Entered: 05/31/2022)
2022-06-014NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle C. Harrison on behalf of EARTHRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (Harrison, Michelle) (Entered: 06/01/2022)
2022-06-025ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 6/2/2022. (DM) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
2022-06-026SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/02/2022)
2022-06-03NOTICE OF ERROR re 3 Request for Summons to Issue; emailed to jgutman@law.gwu.edu, cc'd 1 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Missing summonses-government. When naming a government agent or agency as a defendant, you must supply a summons for each defendant & two additional summonses for the U.S. Attorney & U.S. Attorney General. Please submit using the event Request for Summons to Issue. (zsb, ) (Entered: 06/03/2022)
2022-06-157RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY served on 6/13/2022 (Gutman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-158RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/13/2022. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/13/2022. (Gutman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-159RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 06/13/2022. (Gutman, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
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