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Case TitleChetal v. U.S. Department of Interior et al
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv03731
Date Filed2018-06-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Edward M. Chen
PlaintiffShyam K. Chetal
Case DescriptionShyam Chetal submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records about the Ten Sleep Mine in Big Horn County, Wyoming. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Chetal filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. Department of Interior
DefendantRyan Zinke Secretary of Interior
DefendantU.S. Bureau of Land Management
DefendantMichael D. Need Acting Director
DefendantKim Liebhauser District Manager
DefendantPamela J. Stiles Branch Solid Materials Manager, Bureau of Land Management Worland, Wyoming
Documents
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Complaint attachment 7
Complaint attachment 8
Complaint attachment 9
Opinion/Order [26]
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2018-06-221COMPLAINT against Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke (Filing fee $ 400, Receipt #44611015428.). Filed byShyam K. Chetal. Consent/Declination due by 7/6/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 civil cove sheet, # 9 receipt)(cpS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/22/2018) Modified on 6/22/2018 (cpS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/22/2018)
2018-06-222Summons Issued as to Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles. (Attachments: # 1 Stiles, # 2 Need)(cpS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/22/2018) (Entered: 06/22/2018)
2018-06-223Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 9/13/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/20/2018 11:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom C, 15th Floor. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order, # 2 Standing Order for All Judges)(cpS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/22/2018) (Entered: 06/22/2018)
2018-06-284CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Shyam K. Chetal.. (fabS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/28/2018) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-07-025CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (ejkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/2/2018) (Entered: 07/02/2018)
2018-07-036ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Edward M. Chen for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler no longer assigned to the case. This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras. Signed by Executive Committee on 7/3/18. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/3/2018) (Entered: 07/03/2018)
2018-07-097Summons Issued as to Ryan Zinke. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/9/2018) (Entered: 07/09/2018)
2018-07-118CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Case Management Conference set for 10/2/2018 09:30 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 05, 17th Floor. Case Management Statement due by 9/27/2018. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 7/11/18. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(bpfS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/11/2018) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-269SUMMONS Returned Executed by Shyam K. Chetal. Kim Liebhauser served on 7/9/2018, answer due 7/30/2018; Pamela J. Stiles served on 7/9/2018, answer due 7/30/2018. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/26/2018) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-08-0210Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/2/2018) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-2011AFFIDAVIT in Support of Motion for Order Requiring the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to File Answer by Shyam K. Chetal. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/20/2018) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-09-0412ORDER Re 11 Plaintiff's Motion for an Order Requiring U.S. Bureau of Land Management to File Answer. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 9/4/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/4/2018) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-1320NOTICE filed by Shyam K. Chetal (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/13/2018) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-09-1413ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION to Continue Initial Case Management Conference filed by Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. Responses due by 9/18/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Norris, Raven) (Filed on 9/14/2018) Modified on 9/17/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/14/2018)
2018-09-1714Order by Judge Edward M. Chen granting 13 Administrative Motion to Continue Initial Case Management Conference. Case Management Statement due by 12/13/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 12/20/2018 09:30 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom 05, 17th Floor. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(afmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/17/2018) (Entered: 09/17/2018)
2018-09-2017MOTION to Vacate Order filed by Shyam K. Chetal. Responses due by 10/4/2018. Replies due by 10/11/2018. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/20/2018) (Entered: 09/27/2018)
2018-09-2715SUMMONS Returned Executed by Shyam K. Chetal. Michael D. Need, U.S. Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of Interior and Ryan Zinke served on 7/2/2018, answer due 8/31/2018. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/27/2018) (Entered: 09/27/2018)
2018-09-2716SUMMONS Returned Executed by Shyam K. Chetal. U.S. Attorney served on 9/15/18 (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/27/2018) (Entered: 09/27/2018)
2018-09-2818Order by Judge Edward M. Chen denying 17 Motion to Vacate. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(afmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/28/2018) (Entered: 09/28/2018)
2018-10-0119MOTION to Expedite Discovery Under 5 USC Sec 552(a)(6)(E) filed by Shyam K. Chetal. (Attachments: # 1 Part 2)(slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/1/2018) (Entered: 10/04/2018)
2018-10-0921Declaration in Support of Motion for preliminary injunction filed by Shyam K. Chetal. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-7, # 2 Exhibit 8 part 1, # 3 Exhibit 8 part 2)(slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/9/2018) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-1122MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint as Moot or alternatively for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) filed by Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. Motion Hearing set for 11/15/2018 01:30 PM before Judge Edward M. Chen. Responses due by 10/25/2018. Replies due by 11/1/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit A-I, # 3 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Norris, Raven) (Filed on 10/11/2018) (Entered: 10/11/2018)
2018-10-1123Proposed Order re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint as Moot or alternatively for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) by Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. (Norris, Raven) (Filed on 10/11/2018) (Entered: 10/11/2018)
2018-10-1924OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 19 MOTION to Expedite ) Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Expedite Discovery filed byKim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Norris, Raven) (Filed on 10/19/2018) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-10-1925Defendants' OPPOSITION to 21 Plaintiff's Declaration in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Kim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Norris, Raven) (Filed on 10/19/2018) Modified on 10/23/2018 (slhS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-10-2226ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Denying 19 Plaintiff's Motion to Expedite Discovery. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/22/2018) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-3027OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint as Moot or alternatively for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) ) filed by Shyam K. Chetal. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2018) (Entered: 10/31/2018)
2018-11-0128REPLY (re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint as Moot or alternatively for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) ) In Support of Defendants Motion to Dismiss filed byKim Liebhauser, Michael D. Need, Pamela J. Stiles, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Norris, Raven) (Filed on 11/1/2018) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-0529ORDER Re 22 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Motion Hearing set for 11/15/2018 01:30 PM has been VACATED. Plaintiff may file a supplemental brief by 11/19/2018. Defendants may file responsive briefs by 11/26/2018. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 11/5/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/5/2018) (Entered: 11/05/2018)
2018-11-0830RESPONSE to Defendant's 28 Reply in Support (re 22 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint as Moot or alternatively for failure to state a claim pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) ) filed by Shyam K. Chetal. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/8/2018) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
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