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Case TitleFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE v. UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01614
Date Filed2022-06-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE
Case DescriptionFunctional Government Initiative submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Trade Commission for records concerning the agency's investigation of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies in response to a memo from President Biden. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency located 116 responsive pages but withheld them entirely under Exemption 5 (privileges). FGI filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The agency agreed that it had not performed an adequate search and remanded the request for further processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, FGI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
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2022-06-071COMPLAINT FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE against FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE UNTED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9289900) filed by FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE. (Attachments: COMPLAINT FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE against FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE UNTED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9289900) filed by FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Cover Sheet 22-cv-01614, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Letter from President Biden to Commissioner Kahn 11.17.2111.17.21., # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Letter from NEC Director Deese to FTC Commissioner Kahn 8.11.21, # 4 Exhibit Ex# 1 Civil Cover Sheet Cover Sheet 22-cv-01614, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Letter from President Biden to Commissioner Kahn 11.17.2111.17.21., # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Letter from NEC Director Deese to FTC Commissioner Kahn 8.11.21, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 - FOIA request from FGI to FTC 1.3.22, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4 - Letter from FTC Denying FGI's FOIA 3.10.22, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5 -FGI's FOIA appeal 3-23-2022, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 6 - Letter from FTC to FGI Regarding FGI'hibit 3 - FOIA request from FGI to FTC 1.3.22, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4 - Letter from FTC Denying FGI's FOIA 3.10.22, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5 -FGI's FOIA appeal 3-23-2022, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 6 - Letter from FTC to FGI Regarding FGI's Appeal, # 8 Summons Summons - FTC c/o U.S. Att. Gen., # 9 Summons Summons - FTC c/o U.S. Attorney for D.C., # 10 Summons Summons - FTC General Counsel)(Goeken, Richard) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/8/2022) (znmg).s Appeal, # 8 Summons Summons - FTC c/o U.S. Att. Gen., # 9 Summons Summons - FTC c/o U.S. Attorney for D.C., # 10 Summons Summons - FTC General Counsel)(Goeken, Richard) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/8/2022) (znmg). Modified on 6/8/2022 to replace fillable civil cover sheet (znmg). (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-072ERRATA Correcting Caption in Complaint to Reflect Defendant's Address by FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Corrected Caption In Complaint Adding Defendant's Street Address)(Goeken, Richard) (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-08Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (znmg) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
2022-06-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
2022-06-084STANDARD ORDER for Civil Cases. See text for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on June 8, 2022. (lcdlf3) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
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