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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
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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 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)
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