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Case TitleCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01599
Date Filed2018-07-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Case DescriptionThe Center for Investigative Reporting submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior for records concerning the Migratory Bird Treaty and the effect on national parks of sea level changes. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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2018-07-051COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5572359) filed by THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) Modified attachment descriptions on 7/6/2018 (zjd). (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-052NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/05/2018)
2018-07-06Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-063SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjd) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-064MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- D. Victoria Baranetsky, :Address- 1400 65th Street, Emeryville, CA 94609. Phone No. - (510) 982-2890. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5574809. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-07-06MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, it is ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on July 6, 2018. (MJS) (Entered: 07/06/2018)
2018-08-085RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR served on 7/13/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-086RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/16/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-087RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/15/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-148NOTICE of Appearance by Brian J. Field on behalf of All Defendants (Field, Brian) (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-149ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.(Field, Brian) (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-14MINUTE ORDER requiring the parties to MEET AND CONFER and file a joint status report proposing a schedule for further proceedings. The parties shall file the joint status report on or before September 4, 2018. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 14, 2018. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 08/14/2018)
2018-08-2210Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to file Joint Status Report by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Field, Brian) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-22MINUTE ORDER granting the defendant's 10 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. It is ORDERED that the parties shall file their joint status report proposing a schedule for further proceedings on or before September 11, 2018. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on August 22, 2018. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-09-1111Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Field, Brian) (Entered: 09/11/2018)
2018-09-12MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 11 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report on or before November 8, 2018. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on September 12, 2018. (JK) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-11-0812Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. (Field, Brian) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
2018-11-08MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 12 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report on or before January 7, 2019. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on November 8, 2018. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 11/08/2018)
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