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Case TitleGRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS et al v. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02825
Date Filed2017-12-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffGRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS on behalf of itself and its members
PlaintiffSOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY on behalf of itself and its members
PlaintiffCONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionGrand Staircase Escalante Partners, the Society of Vertebrae Paleontology, and the Conservation Lands Foundation submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior, the Council for Environmental Quality, and OMB for records concerning the review process that resulted in the land area of Grand Staircase National Monument being reduced in size as a result of President Trump's executive order on the management of federal lands. Some of the agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, while others did not. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the requesters filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DefendantCOUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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2017-12-281COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5267305) filed by GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS, CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION, SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons DOI Summons, # 8 Summons CEQ Summons, # 9 Summons OMB Summons, # 10 Summons Civil Process Clerk Summons, # 11 Summons Sessions Summons)(Rose, Garett) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-282Corporate Disclosure Statement by CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION, GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE PARTNERS, SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY. (Rose, Garett) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-283NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by All Plaintiffs. Case related to Case No. 17-2587, 17-2591. (Rose, Garett) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-284NOTICE of Appearance by Garett Robert Rose on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Rose, Garett) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-285NOTICE of Appearance by Gary S. Guzy on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Guzy, Gary) (Entered: 12/28/2017)
2017-12-28Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (jd) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-036SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
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