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Case TitleLOS PADRES FORESTWATCH v. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00579
Date Filed2018-03-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffLOS PADRES FORESTWATCH
Case DescriptionLos Padres Forestwatch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning the Secretary's recommendations regarding changes to national monuments, including the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Los Padres Forestwatch also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and took a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Los Padres Forestwatch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantOFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2018-03-151COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5374593) filed by LOS PADRES FORESTWATCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for US Attorney Civil Process Clerk, # 3 Summons for US Attorney General, # 4 Summons for Defendant Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-152Corporate Disclosure Statement by LOS PADRES FORESTWATCH. (Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-15Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zsb) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-154MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Rene Voss, :Firm- Natural Resources Law, :Address- 15 Alderney Rd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. Phone No. - (415) 446-9027. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5375720. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by LOS PADRES FORESTWATCH (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Rene Voss, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kenna, Matt) (Entered: 03/15/2018)
2018-03-16MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the plaintiff's 4 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, and it appearing to the Court that the attorney referenced therein meets the requirements for pro hac vice admission under this Court's rules, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that Rene Peter Voss, of Natural Resources Law, located at 15 Alderney Rd., San Anselmo, CA 94960, is ADMITTED to practice before the Court pro hac vice. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on March 16, 2018. (lcrbw3) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
2018-03-225RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/22/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/21/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 5 replaced on 3/23/2018) (znmw). (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-226RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/22/18. (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 6 replaced on 3/23/2018) (znmw). (Entered: 03/22/2018)
2018-03-227RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 3/20/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Return Receipt)(Kenna, Matt) (Main Document 7 replaced on 3/23/2018) (znmw). (Entered: 03/22/2018)
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