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Case TitleSierra Club v. U.S. Department of Interior
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv00797
Date Filed2018-02-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley
PlaintiffSierra Club
Case DescriptionThe Sierra Club submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records concerning communications to or from a specific DOI officials. The Sierra Club also asked for a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and indicated it would be put in its complex track for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Sierra Club filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Interior
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-02-061COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against U.S. Department of Interior ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12089696.). Filed bySierra Club. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Richmond, Ellen) (Filed on 2/6/2018) (Entered: 02/06/2018)
2018-02-062Proposed Summons. (Richmond, Ellen) (Filed on 2/6/2018) (Entered: 02/06/2018)
2018-02-073Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 2/21/2018. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/7/2018) (Entered: 02/07/2018)
2018-02-084Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 5/3/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/10/2018 01:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom F, 15th Floor. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2018) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-085Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Interior. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2018) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-146CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Sierra Club re 5 Summons Issued, 3 Case Assigned by Intake,,, 4 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines, 1 Complaint , Standing Orders, Settlement Conference Standing Order, Consent or Declination to Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction (Richmond, Ellen) (Filed on 2/14/2018) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-207CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Sierra Club.. (Richmond, Ellen) (Filed on 2/20/2018) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-03-088SUMMONS Returned Executed (FOIA) by Sierra Club. U.S. Department of Interior served on 2/14/2018, answer due 3/16/2018. (Richmond, Ellen) (Filed on 3/8/2018) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
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