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Case TitleFRIENDS OF THE EARTH v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02505
Date Filed2017-11-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffFRIENDS OF THE EARTH
Case DescriptionFriends of the Earth submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records concerning the participation by Secretary Ryan Zinke and Associate Deputy Secretary James Cason in the review of national monuments. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Friends of the Earth filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2017-11-201COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5213345) filed by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-20Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (jd) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-202SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-12-283RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FRIENDS OF THE EARTH served on 12/21/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/22/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/21/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/22/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2018-01-034NOTICE of Appearance by William Lawton on behalf of FRIENDS OF THE EARTH (Lawton, William) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-045NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
2018-01-196MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-237RESPONSE re 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH. (Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-24MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file any reply in support of its 6 Motion for Extension of Time by January 25, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 1/24/2018. (lctjk1) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-258REPLY to opposition to motion re 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Clarice Julka executed Jan. 24, 2018)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-25MINUTE ORDER granting, nunc pro tunc and for good cause shown, Defendant's 6 Motion for Extension of Time. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to Plaintiff's complaint by February 26, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 1/25/2018. (lctjk1) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-02-269ANSWER to 1 Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(Cohen, Jason) Modified to add link on 2/27/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 02/26/2018)
2018-02-27MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by March 12, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 2/27/2018. (lctjk1) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-02-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule or Disclosure due by 3/12/2018. (kh) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-03-0910Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Proposed Schedule by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH (Lawton, William) (Entered: 03/09/2018)
2018-03-12MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiff's Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Status Report. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report by March 19, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 3/12/2018. (lctjk1) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
2018-03-1911Joint STATUS REPORT Regarding Schedule by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-2012ORDER. Joint Status Report due by May 18, 2018. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 3/20/2018. (lctjk1) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-05-1513NOTICE of Four Related Cases by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit ECF No. 23 in SUWA v. DOI, Civ. A. No. 17-2314 (EGS))(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-1814STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Attachments: # 1 May 2, 2018, Notification Letter, # 2 May 17, 2018, Notification Letter)(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
2018-05-1815STATUS REPORT by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH. (Lawton, William) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
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