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Case TitleCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01208
Date Filed2017-06-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning Secretarial Order 3338, entitled "Discretionary Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Modernize the Federal Coal Program." The Center for Biological Diversity sent a follow-up letter inquiring about the status of its request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2017-06-201COMPLAINT against U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4997733) filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Atwood, Amy) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-20Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zsb) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-202SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-203STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on June 20, 2017. (lcbah3) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
2017-06-214Corporate Disclosure Statement by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Snape, William) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-07-115NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-266AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.(Snape, William) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-287Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 6 Amended Complaint by U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-31MINUTE ORDER (paperless) GRANTING the defendants' unopposed 8 Motion for Extension of Time. Accordingly, the defendants shall, by August 25, 2017, file an answer or otherwise respond to the plaintiff's 6 Amended Complaint. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on July 31, 2017. (lcbah3) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-07-31Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer to the Amended Complaint due by 8/25/2017. (tg) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-08-258ANSWER to 6 Amended Complaint by U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. Related document: 6 Amended Complaint filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/25/2017)
2017-09-079JOINT STATUS REPORT (Snape, William) Modified title on 9/8/2017 (tg). (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-08MINUTE ORDER (paperless) ORDERING, in light of the parties' 9 Joint Status Report, that the parties file a Joint Meet and Confer Report by November 30, 2017. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 8, 2017. (lcbah3) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Meet & Confer Statement due by 11/30/2017. (tg) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-11-3010Joint STATUS REPORT. (Snape, William) Modified event title on 12/1/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 11/30/2017)
2017-11-30MINUTE ORDER (paperless) ORDERING, in light of the parties' 10 Meet and Confer Statement, that the parties file, by March 16, 2018, a joint status report informing the Court whether any issues remain between the parties, and, if so, proposing a schedule to govern further proceedings in this case. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 30, 2017. (lcbah3) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
2017-11-30Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/16/2018. (tg) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
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