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Case TitleWESTERN VALUES PROJECT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01779
Date Filed2017-08-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffWESTERN VALUES PROJECT
Case DescriptionWestern Values Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning communications between Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and a number of Republican Senators pertaining to potential development of the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve and other natural reserves. Western Values Project also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Western Values Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2017-08-311COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5097464) filed by WESTERN VALUES PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Dubner, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-31Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-312STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/31/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-313REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by WESTERN VALUES PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Dubner, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-314SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-09-205CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by WESTERN VALUES PROJECT re 1 Complaint, . (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Dubner, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/20/2017)
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