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Case TitleRocky Mountain Wild v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
Case Number1:2018cv00314
Date Filed2018-02-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge William J. Martinez
PlaintiffRocky Mountain Wild, Inc. a Colorado non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionRocky Mountain Wild submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning the impact that leasing land for oil and mineral exploration will have on the Gunnison sage-grouse and other protected species. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and began to process it. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, Rocky Mountain Wild filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Bureau of Land Management a federal agency
DefendantUnited States Department of Interior a federal agency
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2018-02-081COMPLAINT against Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior (Filing fee $ 400,Receipt Number 1082-5936742)Attorney Matthew David Sandler added to party Rocky Mountain Wild(pty:pla), filed by Rocky Mountain Wild. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit 2 December 5 Response, # 3 Exhibit 3 December 28 Response, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons BLM, # 6 Summons DOI, # 7 Summons USAG, # 8 Summons USAO)(Sandler, Matthew) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-082Case assigned to Judge William J. Martinez and drawn to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. Text Only Entry. (cmadr, ) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-083Magistrate Judge consent form issued pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons) (cmadr, ) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-094NOTICE OF CASE ASSOCIATION by Matthew David Sandler on behalf of Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc. (Sandler, Matthew) (Entered: 02/09/2018)
2018-02-125ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. Magistrate Judge Varholak, or such other Magistrate Judge who may in the future be reassigned to this case, is designated to conduct NDISPO proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(a) and (b). ALSO ORDERED that unless service has otherwise been completed or arranged, Plaintiff's counsel is directed to effect service of the summons and complaint pursuant to Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure no later than 30 days from the date of this Referral Order, in order for the initial scheduling conference to be held promptly. Court sponsored alternative dispute resolution is governed by D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.6. On the recommendation or informal request of the Magistrate Judge or on the request of the parties by motion, the court may direct the parties to engage in an early neutral evaluation, a settlement conference, or another alternative dispute resolution proceeding. SO ORDERED by Judge William J. Martinez on 2/12/2018. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 02/12/2018)
2018-02-126ORDER: Counsel for the parties and all counsel who may later enter an appearance shall review and familiarize themselves with the undersigned's Revised Practice Standards (as most recently revised effective December 1, 2017 and as they may be amended from time to time), which may be downloaded here . SO ORDERED by Judge William J. Martinez on 2/ 12/2018. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 02/12/2018)
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