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Case TitleBARTON et al v. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01188
Date Filed2017-06-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffANNE BARTON
PlaintiffCAROL GRUNEWALD
PlaintiffMARY ROWSE
Case DescriptionAnne Barton, Carol Grunewald, and Mary Rowse submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey for records concerning the reasons for killing deer in Rock Creek Park to encourage the regeneration of the forest. The USGS withheld more than 2500 pages under Exemption 5 (privileges). The requesters filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Barton, Grunewald, and Rowse filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Defendant2255
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192
2255
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2017-06-161COMPLAINT against All Plaintiffs ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4994647) filed by ANNE BARTON, MARY ROWSE, CAROL GRUNEWALD. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons USGS Summons, # 3 Summons DOI Summons, # 4 Summons AG Summons, # 5 Summons US Atty Summons)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-162MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Elizabeth L. Lewis, :Firm- Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP, :Address- 4115 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 210, Washington DC 20016. Phone No. - 202-588-5206. Fax No. - 202-588-5049 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-4994673. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by ANNE BARTON, CAROL GRUNEWALD, MARY ROWSE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Elizabeth Lewis PHV, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 06/16/2017)
2017-06-19Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (sb) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-193REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, filed by ANNE BARTON, MARY ROWSE, CAROL GRUNEWALD. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by ANNE BARTON, MARY ROWSE, CAROL GRUNEWALD. (Attachments: # 1 Summons USGS Summons, # 2 Summons DOI Summons, # 3 Summons AG Summons, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney Summons)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-19MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave of Elizabeth L. Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyer admitted, or at least one member of the lawyer's firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 6/19/2017. (lcabj3) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-204SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
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