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Case TitleCenter for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service
DistrictDistrict of Arizona
CityTucson Division
Case Number4:2018cv00402
Date Filed2018-08-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jennifer G Zipps
PlaintiffCenter for Biological Diversity
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Forest Service for records concerning special use permits for Columbine cabins on Mount Graham. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told the Center that it would start processing its request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Forest Service
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-08-151COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $ 400.00, receipt number 0970-15844043 filed by Center for Biological Diversity. (Melton, Allison) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(MFR) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-152Corporate Disclosure Statement by Center for Biological Diversity. (Melton, Allison) (MFR) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-153SUMMONS Submitted by Center for Biological Diversity. (Melton, Allison) (MFR) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-154Filing fee paid, receipt number 0970-15844043. This case has been assigned to the Honorable Jennifer G Zipps. All future pleadings or documents should bear the correct case number: CV-18-00402-TUC-JGZ. Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction form attached. (MFR) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-155Summons Issued as to United States Forest Service. (MFR). *** IMPORTANT: When printing the summons, select "Document and stamps" or "Document and comments" for the seal to appear on the document. (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-15Remark: Pro hac vice motion granted for Allison N Melton on behalf of plaintiff. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAS) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-206Ordered that this case shall be referred by the Clerk of the Court to a Magistrate Judge by automated random selection for all pretrial proceedings and report and recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and LRCiv. 72.1 and 72.2, Rules of Practice of the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Signed by Judge Jennifer G Zipps on 8/17/2018. (BAR) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-217MINUTE ORDER: Pursuant to the order of 8/17/2018 by Judge Zipps, Magistrate Judge Leslie A Bowman was randomly referred to the above listed case. All future filings shall reflect the following case number: CV 18-402-TUC-JGZ(LAB). This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (BAR) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-09-078SCHEDULING ORDER(FOIA): IT IS ORDERED that Defendant shall serve an answer or otherwise plead within 30 days after service, unless the Court otherwise directs for good cause shown. The deadline for filing dispositive motions is 6 months from the date the case is filed. Failure to file such a motion shall result in dismissal for lack of prosecution. Plaintiff shall serve Defendant with a copy of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Leslie A Bowman on 9/6/18.(BAC) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-079SERVICE EXECUTED filed by Center for Biological Diversity: Proof of Service re: Complaint; Civil Cover Sheet; Text Entry Only Granting Pro Hac Vice Status; Corporate Disclosure Statement; Non-Executed Summons; Executed Summons; and Notice of Availability of Magistrate upon United States Forest Service, U.S. Attorney for District of Arizona; Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions on U.S. Forest Service on Aug. 23, 2018; Attorney General of the U.S., Jeff Sessions on Aug. 23, 2018; and U.S. Attorney Office for District of Arizona on Aug. 20, 2018. (Melton, Allison) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
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