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Case TitleSt. Charles Parish et al v. Federal Emergency Management Agency
DistrictEastern District of Louisiana
CityNew Orleans
Case Number2:2023cv01369
Date Filed2023-04-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jay C. Zainey
PlaintiffSt. Charles Parish a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana
PlaintiffMatthew Jewell in his official capacity as St. Charles Parish President
Case DescriptionSt. Charles Parish submitted a FOIA request t the Federal Emergency Management Agency for records concerning data used to calculate NFIP flood insurance premiums in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana in Risk Rating 2.0. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked St. Charles Parish for clarification. St. Charles Parish provided a clarification. The agency ultimately responded by withholding the responsive records under Exemption 4 (commercial and confidential). St. Charles Parish filed an administrative appeal. The agency indicated it was considering the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, St. Charles Parish filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Emergency Management Agency
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2023-04-251COMPLAINT against Federal Emergency Management Agency (Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ALAEDC-9909085) filed by St. Charles Parish, Matthew Jewell. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons) Attorney Christopher J. Kane added to party Matthew Jewell(pty:pla), Attorney Christopher J. Kane added to party St. Charles Parish(pty:pla).(Kane, Christopher) (Entered: 04/25/2023)
2023-04-252Initial Case Assignment to Judge Jay C. Zainey and Magistrate Judge Michael North. (mb) (Entered: 04/25/2023)
2023-04-263Summons Issued as to Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(mmm) (Entered: 04/26/2023)
2023-04-274SUMMONS Returned Executed; Federal Emergency Management Agency served on 4/26/2023, answer due 6/26/2023. (Kane, Christopher) (Entered: 04/27/2023)
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