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Case TitleFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01828
Date Filed2022-06-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffFUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE
Case DescriptionThe Functional Government Initiative submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy for records concerning the release or potential release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. FGI also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted FGI a fee waiver. 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 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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2022-06-271COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9332900) filed by FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit FOIA from FGI to Department of Energy, # 2 Exhibit FGI Email Inquiries April 14 & 19, 2022, # 3 Exhibit FGI Request for Update May 5, 2022, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 5 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C., # 6 Summons Depart. of Energy Office of Gen Counsel, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Goeken, Richard) (Entered: 06/27/2022)
2022-06-27Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zsb) (Entered: 06/27/2022)
2022-06-272SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/27/2022)
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