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Case TitleAnimal Legal Defense Fund et al v. United States Department of Agriculture et al
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2017cv00949
Date Filed2017-02-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHon. William H. Orrick
PlaintiffAnimal Legal Defense Fund
PlaintiffStop Animal Exploitation Now
PlaintiffCompanion Animal Protection Society
PlaintiffAnimal Folks
Case DescriptionThe Animal Legal Defense Fund and several other animal rights groups filed suit against the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for its removal of information about Animal Welfare Act implementation and enforcement from the agency's website, claiming the removal violated the affirmative disclosure provisions in Section (a)(2) of FOIA.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Affirmative disclosure

DefendantUnited States Department of Agriculture
DefendantAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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2017-02-231COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11180904.). Filed byAnimal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Folks, Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Berry, Christopher) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-02-232Proposed Summons. (Berry, Christopher) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-02-233Certificate of Interested Entities by Animal Folks, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (Berry, Christopher) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-02-234First MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Margaret B. Kwoka ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11181490.) filed by Animal Folks, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Certificate of Good Standing)(Kwoka, Margaret) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/23/2017)
2017-02-236Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 5/29/2017. Case Management Conference set for 6/5/2017 01:30 PM in Courtroom A, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (ysS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2017) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-245Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening. Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 3/10/2017. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/24/2017) (Entered: 02/24/2017)
2017-02-277Summons Issued as to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture. (ysS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/27/2017) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-02-278CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Animal Folks, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now re 2 Proposed Summons, 3 Certificate of Interested Entities, 7 Summons Issued, 4 First MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Margaret B. Kwoka ( Filing fee $ 310, receipt number 0971-11181490.), 1 Complaint, 5 Case Assigned by Intake,,, 6 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines (Berry, Christopher) (Filed on 2/27/2017) (Entered: 02/27/2017)
2017-03-069CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Animal Folks, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Companion Animal Protection Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now.. (Berry, Christopher) (Filed on 3/6/2017) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-0710ORDER by Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim granting 4 Motion for Pro Hac Vice as to attorney Margaret B. Kwoka. (mklS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2017) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-0711CLERK'S NOTICE OF IMPENDING REASSIGNMENT TO A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Clerk of this Court will now randomly reassign this case to a District Judge because either (1) a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge, or (2) time is of the essence in deciding a pending judicial action for which the necessary consents to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction have not been secured. You will be informed by separate notice of the district judge to whom this case is reassigned. ALL HEARING DATES PRESENTLY SCHEDULED BEFORE THE CURRENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARE VACATED AND SHOULD BE RE-NOTICED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE TO WHOM THIS CASE IS REASSIGNED. This is a text only docket entry; there is no document associated with this notice. (mklS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2017) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-0812ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Hon. William H. Orrick for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim no longer assigned to the case. This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras. Signed by Executive Committee on 3/8/17. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/8/2017) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-03-1313CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERNECE ORDER: Case Management Conference set for 6/6/2017 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco. Case Management Statement due by 5/30/2017. Signed by Judge William H. Orrick on 03/13/2017. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/13/2017) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
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