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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00824
Date Filed2017-05-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
Case DescriptionThe Wild Horse Freedom Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning a number of specific BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program contracts. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After a number of inquiries concerning the status of the request were unsuccessful, the Wild Horse Freedom Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2017-05-031COMPLAINT against BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4939107) filed by WILD HORSE FREEDOM FEDERATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-05-03Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (jd) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-042SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 05/04/2017)
2017-05-073NOTICE of Appearance by C. Peter Sorenson on behalf of WILD HORSE FREEDOM FEDERATION (Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 05/07/2017)
2017-05-234NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 05/23/2017)
2017-06-065Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-06MINUTE ORDER granting defendant's 5 consent motion for an extension of time to answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by July 10, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/6/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by 7/10/2017. (kt) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-07-106ANSWER to Complaint by BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-11MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff on or before August 11, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 7/11/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-08-117PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE and Status Report by BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
2017-08-15MINUTE ORDER. Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be filed by September 18, 2017. Plaintiff's opposition shall be filed by October 18, 2017. And defendant's reply, if necessary, shall be filed by October 30, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/15/2017.(lcabj3) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
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