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Case TitleANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE v. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00047
Date Filed2018-01-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Animal Welfare Institute submitted a FOIA request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for records concerning the determination that the necropsy and clinical history requirements for a whale that died at Sea World had been waived. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Animal Welfare Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Sanctions - Referral to Special Counsel, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
DefendantNATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
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2018-01-091COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5279322) filed by ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Declaration of Donald C. Baur, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons (NMFS), # 4 Summons (NOAA), # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-092Corporate Disclosure Statement by ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE. (Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-093MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Sunny Tsou, :Firm- Perkins Coie LLP, :Address- 505 Howard Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco CA 94105. Phone No. - 415.344.7023. Fax No. - 415.344.7050 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5279409. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sunny Tsou, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/09/2018)
2018-01-09Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zmd) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-104SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-10MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Sunny Tsou, in order for him to appear as co-counsel for Plaintiff, contingent on said attorney filing a declaration certifying familiarity with this Court's Local Rules by no later than JANUARY 17, 2018. Counsel shall promptly register for this Court's CM/ECF system. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 1/10/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-105ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 1/10/18. (DM) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-236RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/12/18. Modified event on 1/24/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-237RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION served on 1/12/2018 (Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-238AFFIDAVIT (amended) of Sunny Tsou in support of motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE. (Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-01-299RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE served on 1/16/2018 (Baur, Donald) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-02-0810RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/11/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/10/2018. (Baur, Donald) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-1211ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.(Haynes, Fred) (Entered: 02/12/2018)
2018-02-1312ORDER. The parties shall MEET AND CONFER and file a Joint Status Report by no later than MARCH 13, 2018. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 2/13/2018. (lcckk3) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-02-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/13/2018. (dot) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-1413NOTICE of Appearance by Albert M. Ferlo, Jr on behalf of ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE (Ferlo, Albert) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
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