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Case TitleCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01595
Date Filed2017-08-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffCENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Interior. The first request was for communication records of Secretary Ryan Zinke. The second request was for Secretary Zinke's schedules. The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a third FOIA request for records concerning presidential monument designations since 1996. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, 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. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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2017-08-091COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5066842) filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons (Proposed) for U.S. Dept. of Interior), # 3 Summons (Proposed) for U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons (Proposed) for Attorney General)(Townsend, Margaret) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-092Corporate Disclosure Statement by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Townsend, Margaret) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-09Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (sth) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-093SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-09-064AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Complaint against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR filed by CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Redline Comparison to Complaint, # 2 Summons (Proposed) for U.S. Dep. of Interior, # 3 Summons (Proposed) for U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons (Proposed) for Attorney General)(Townsend, Margaret) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
2017-09-085SUMMONS (3) Reissued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (znmw) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-086NOTICE of Appearance by Amy R. Atwood on behalf of CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (Atwood, Amy) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
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