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Case TitleINDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER v. OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY-INDIAN AFFAIRS et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02708
Date Filed2017-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffINDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Indian Law Resource Center submitted a FOIA request in 2013 to the Department of the Interior for records concerning the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe's leadership dispute. The Indian Law Resource Center also requested a fee waiver. The Office of the Solicitor granted the Resource Center's request for a fee waiver. The Office of the Solicitor also provided some records in three installments. However, the Resource Center was dissatisfied with that response and filed an administrative appeal. After the agency failed to provide any more records, the Indian Law Resource Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY-INDIAN AFFAIRS
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE
DefendantOFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2017-12-191COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5254892) filed by INDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Exhibit)(Petrovich, Heather) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-19Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (md) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-222SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY-INDIAN AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2018-01-123RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/29/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 1/28/2018.), (Petrovich, Heather) Modified on 1/16/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-124RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 12/29/2017 (Petrovich, Heather) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-125RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE served on 1/2/2018 (Petrovich, Heather) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-126RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY-INDIAN AFFAIRS served on 12/29/2017 (Petrovich, Heather) Modified on 1/16/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/12/2018)
2018-01-127RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 01/02/2018. (Petrovich, Heather) (Entered: 01/12/2018)
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