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Case TitleNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Interior et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv00650
Date Filed2018-01-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John G. Koeltl
PlaintiffNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce for records concerning public comments and communications with outside parties pertaining to their review of national monuments. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after nothing further from either agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of the Interior
DefendantU.S. Department of Commerce
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2018-01-241COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Interior. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14616871)Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Ex A 2017.09.22 DOI FOIA Request, # 2 Ex B 2017.10.29 DOI FOIA Request., # 3 Ex C 2017.10.29 DOC FOIA Request)(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-242CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-243REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of the Interior, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-244REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of Commerce, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-245RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-25CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (vf) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-25Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (vf) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-25Case Designated ECF. (vf) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-256ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of the Interior. (vf) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-257ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of Commerce. (vf) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-258MOTION for Katherine Desormeau to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14624155. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Desormeau, Katherine) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
2018-01-26>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 8 MOTION for Katherine Desormeau to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14624155. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (wb) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-299ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE: granting 8 Motion for Katherine Desormeau to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 1/29/2018) (ama) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-02-2110NOTICE OF COURT CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 4/17/2018 at 4:30 PM in Courtroom 14A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge John G. Koeltl, and as further set forth in this order. (ap) (Entered: 02/21/2018)
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