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Case TitleNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Interior et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2018cv03712
Date Filed2018-04-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Gregory H. Woods
PlaintiffNatural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe Natural Resources Defense Council submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior and a FOIA request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for records concerning the agency's new interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. NRDC also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, NRDC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of the Interior
DefendantU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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2018-04-261COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14994618)Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-262CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-263REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Department of the Interior, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-264REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-265RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc..(Marks, Nancy) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-276MOTION for Ian Fein to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14998819. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit of Ian Fein, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Fein, Ian) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 6 MOTION for Ian Fein to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14998819. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (bcu) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL. CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney Nancy Sharman Marks. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: Jurisdiction code 3 (Federal Question). The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the Jurisdiction code has been modified to 2 (U.S. Government Defendant). (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Gregory H. Woods. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-277ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Department of the Interior. (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-278ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (pc) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-05-179AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. U.S. Department of the Interior served on 5/7/2018, answer due 6/6/2018; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service served on 5/7/2018, answer due 6/6/2018. Service was made by mail. Document filed by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certified Mail Receipt and Summons Interior, # 2 Exhibit B - Certified Mail Receipt and Summons FWS, # 3 Exhibit C - Certified Mail Receipt AG, # 4 Exhibit D - Certified Mail Receipt USAO)(Fein, Ian) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
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