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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union et al v. Department of Defense et al
DistrictDistrict of Montana
CityMissoula
Case Number9:2018cv00154
Date Filed2018-09-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Donald W. Molloy
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union Foundation
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.
Case DescriptionThe ACLU submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Justice for records concerning the handling of protests against the Keystone Pipeline. The ACLU also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after none of the agencies provided a satisfactory response, the ACLU of Montana filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Fees, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Defense
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantDepartment of the Interior
DefendantDepartment of Justice
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2018-09-041COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Emails, # 2 Exhibit B-Response Letter, # 3 Exhibit C-Emails, # 4 Exhibit D-Report 2017, # 5 Exhibit E-HS Report 2017, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet) (TAG) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-04Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0977-2188899 (TAG) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-042Summons Issued as to Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior. Originals mailed to counsel for plaintiffs (TAG) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-043Corporate Disclosure Statement by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc. as to American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Rate, Alexander) (NOS) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-044Corporate Disclosure Statement by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc. as to American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc. (Rate, Alexander) (NOS) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-065MOTION Brett Max Kaufman to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 255 receipt number 0977-2190816.) Alexander H. Rate appearing for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Brett Max Kaufman, # 2 Text of Proposed Order PO PHV) (Rate, Alexander) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-076ORDER granting 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Brett Max Kaufman. Acknowledgment of PHV Order due within fifteen (15) days. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 9/7/2018. (NOS) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
2018-09-107ORDER: Preliminary Pretrial Statement due by 10/26/2018. Proposed Case Management Plan due by 12/10/2018. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 9/10/2018. (NOS) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-09-128NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-09-209Proof of Service filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. Service by certified mail on 09/17/18. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-2010Proof of Service filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. Service by certified mail on 09/14/18. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-2011Proof of Service filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. Service by certified mail on 09/20/18. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-2012Proof of Service filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. Service by certified mail on 09/14/18. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-2013Proof of Service filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation, Inc.. Service by certified mail on 09/14/18. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-25Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due date as to all Defendants. (NOS) (Entered: 09/25/2018)
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