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Case TitleReyes v. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs et al
DistrictSouthern District of California
CitySan Diego
Case Number3:2017cv01612
Date Filed2017-08-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Anthony J. Battaglia
PlaintiffEmilio Reyes Plaintiff in Pro Se
Case DescriptionResearcher Emilio Reyes submitted two FOIA requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for records concerning the 1928 California Indian applications of several named individuals. The agency declined to disclose 20 responsive documents. Reyes filed an administrative appeal, but after the agency failed to respond further, Reyes filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantUnited States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
DefendantUnited States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor
DefendantJessica Rogers in her capacity as FOIA Public Liaison of Indian Affairs
DefendantRyan Zinke in his capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Opinion/Order [4]
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2017-08-101COMPLAINT against Jessica Rogers, United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Ryan Zinke, IFP Filed, filed by Emilio Reyes. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Case Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1) The new case number is 3:17-cv-1612-BTM-BLM. Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz and Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major are assigned to the case. (Emilio Reyes)(pjm) (jao). (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-102MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Emilio Reyes. (pjm) (jao). (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-163ORDER OF TRANSFER PURSUANT TO LOW NUMBER RULE. Case reassigned to District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia and Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes for all further proceedings. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz and Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major no longer assigned to case. Create association to 3:17-cv-01417-AJB-NLS. The new case number is 17cv1612-AJB (NLS). Signed by Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz on 8/15/2017. Signed by Judge Anthony J. Battaglia on 8/11/2017. Motions set before Nita L. Stormes. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(mxn) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-09-184ORDER Granting 2 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. US Marshal shall effect service of complaint. The Court directs the Clerk of Court to issue a summons as to complaint. Signed by Judge Anthony J. Battaglia on 09/18/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (Certified Copy to USM) (ajs) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-09-185Summons Issued. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should print this summons and serve it in accordance with Rule 4, Fed.R.Civ.P and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiffs not receiving notice electronically. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Letter)[IFP Packet Mailed](ajs) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
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