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Case TitleCenter for Biological Diversity v. US Fish and Wildlife Service
DistrictNorthern District of Alabama
CityNortheastern
Case Number5:2018cv01312
Date Filed2018-08-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Herman N Johnson, Jr
PlaintiffCenter for Biological Diversity
Case DescriptionThe Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for records concerning the potential impact to the spring pygmy sunfish from a new auto plant on the outskirts of Huntsville, Alabama. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and indicated that it would start processing it. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUS Fish and Wildlife Service
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2018-08-161COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against US Fish and Wildlife Service filed by Center for Biological Diversity.(AHI) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-162NOTICE Of Assignment of Case to a United States Magistrate Judge for Trial (AHI) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-163Corporate Disclosure Statement by Center for Biological Diversity. filed by Center for Biological Diversity (Martin, Mark) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-174MOTION for Leave for Amy R. Atwood to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Center for Biological Diversity. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Martin, Mark) Modified on 8/17/2018 (SPT ). (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-175MOTION for Leave for Elisa Pautler Bennett to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Center for Biological Diversity. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Martin, Mark) Modified on 8/17/2018 (SPT). (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-17Filing Fee: Filing fee $ 400, receipt_number 1126-3154574 (B4601091383). related document 1 COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against US Fish and Wildlife Service filed by Center for Biological Diversity.(AHI). (Martin, Mark) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-17PHV Fee paid: $ 50, receipt number 1126-3154581 (B4601091985). (Martin, Mark) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-17PHV Fee paid: $ 50, receipt number 1126-3154584 (B4601091384). (Martin, Mark) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-176TEXT ORDER granting 4 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Amy R. Atwood; granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Elisa Pautler Bennett. Signed by Magistrate Judge Herman N Johnson, Jr on 8/17/18. (LBG, ) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-207Summons Issued as to US Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General by Clerk and delivered to Plaintiff for service. (BJL ) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-228Alias Summons Issued as to US Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General by Clerk and delivered to Plaintiff for service. (BJL) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
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