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Case TitleCenter for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service
DistrictNorthern District of West Virginia
CityElkins
Case Number2:2018cv00030
Date Filed2018-03-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge John Preston Bailey
PlaintiffCenter for Biological Diversity
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's West Virginia Field Office for records concerning protection of Big Sandy crayfish. The Center also submitted a second FOIA request for records concerning the Berwind mine. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service
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2018-03-211COMPLAINT against United States Fish and Wildlife Service filed by Center for Biological Diversity. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(njz) Filing Fee PAID $400 - Receipt #0424-2549227 (Entered: 03/21/2018)
2018-03-233MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Elise Bennett) by Center for Biological Diversity. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Becher, John) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-234Filing fee: $ 200.00, receipt number WVNC002166. (wrr) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-04-025ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice re: Elise Pautler Bennett. Signed by District Judge John Preston Bailey on 4/2/18. (njz) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-05-117SUMMONS Returned Executed as to United States Fish and Wildlife Service served on 4/23/2018. (Becher, John) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-118SUMMONS Returned Executed as to United States Fish and Wildlife Service. (Becher, John) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-119SUMMONS Returned Executed as to United States Fish and Wildlife Service. (Becher, John) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-08-2010Joint MOTION For An Order Setting A Production Schedule by United States Fish and Wildlife Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Altmeyer, Helen) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-2011ORDER granting 10 Joint Motion for an Order Setting a Production Schedule. Signed by District Judge John Preston Bailey on 8/20/18. (cnd) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-09-0512MOTION CORRECTED JOINT MOTION FOR AN ORDER SETTING A PRODUCTION SCHEDULE by United States Fish and Wildlife Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Altmeyer, Helen) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
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