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Case TitleRocky Mountain Wild v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
CityDenver
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)
2018-03-217Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to file Amended Complaint and Responsive Pleading by Plaintiff Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc.. (Sandler, Matthew) (Entered: 03/21/2018)
2018-03-228NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Lauren Marie Dickey on behalf of United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of InteriorAttorney Lauren Marie Dickey added to party United States Bureau of Land Management(pty:dft), Attorney Lauren Marie Dickey added to party United States Department of Interior(pty:dft) (Dickey, Lauren) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-229MEMORANDUM regarding 7 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to file Amended Complaint and Responsive Pleading filed by Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc.. Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak by Judge William J. Martinez on 3/22/2018. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-2210ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File Amended Complaint and Response. Plaintiffs are granted leave to file an amended complaint on or before April 3, 2018. Defendants shall file their response to the Amended Complaint on or before April 24, 2018. SO ORDERED, by Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 3/22/2018. Text Only Entry (stvlc1, ) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-2611ORDER Setting Scheduling Conference for 5/30/2018 11:00 AM in Courtroom C203 before Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak, by Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 3/26/2018. (jgonz, ) (Entered: 03/26/2018)
2018-04-0312AMENDED COMPLAINT against United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of Interior, filed by Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 4 _ March 6 Response)(Sandler, Matthew) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-2413Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim , Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Defendants United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of Interior. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Dickey, Lauren) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-05-1514RESPONSE to 13 Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Plaintiff Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Stills, Travis) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-1715Joint MOTION to Vacate 11 Order Setting Scheduling Conference and Related Deadlines by Defendants United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of Interior. (Dickey, Lauren) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-05-1716MEMORANDUM regarding 15 Joint MOTION to Vacate 11 Order Setting Scheduling Conference and Related Deadlines filed by United States Department of Interior, United States Bureau of Land Management. Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak by Judge William J. Martinez on 5/17/2018. Text Only Entry (wjmsec, ) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-05-1717ORDER granting 15 Joint Motion to Vacate Scheduling Conference and Related Deadlines. The Scheduling Conference for 5/30/2018 11:00 AM is VACATED. Within ten days after the ruling on 13 Defendants' Partial MOTION to Dismiss, counsel for the parties shall jointly contact chambers at 303.335.2365 to reset the Scheduling Conference. A Status Conference is set for 11/16/2018 09:00 AM in Courtroom C203 before Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. SO ORDERED, by Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 5/17/2018. Text Only Entry (stvlc1, ) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-05-2918REPLY to Response to 13 Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Partial MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Defendants United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of Interior. (Dickey, Lauren) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-11-1619MINUTE ENTRY for Status Conference held before Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 11/16/2018. ORDERED: Parties shall contact Magistrate Judge Varholak chambers at (303)335-2365 ten days upon the Motion [Doc. No. 13] being ruled on to set this for hearing. FTR: STV - 402. (morti, ) (Entered: 11/16/2018)
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