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Case TitleSea Shepherd Legal v. U.S. Department of Interior
DistrictWestern District of Washington
Case Number2:2018cv01387
Date Filed2018-09-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James L. Robart
PlaintiffSea Shepherd Legal
Case DescriptionSea Shepherd Legal submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning the agency's review of three Pacific island national monuments. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told Sea Shepherd Legal that it could not respond within the statutory time limit. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Sea Shepherd Legal filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Interior an agency of the United States
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2018-09-201COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Receipt # 0981-5479386) Attorney Brett Wade Sommermeyer added to party Sea Shepherd Legal(pty:pla), filed by Sea Shepherd Legal. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Sommermeyer, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-202ERRATA re 1 Complaint, to correct typographical error in address and telephone number by Plaintiff Sea Shepherd Legal (Sommermeyer, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-203CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Sea Shepherd Legal (Sommermeyer, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-204PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS re 1 Complaint, by Plaintiff Sea Shepherd Legal (Attachments: # 1 Summons US Attorney -- WD Wash., # 2 Summons USAG)(Sommermeyer, Brett) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-21Judge James L. Robart added. (ST) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-215Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant(s) U.S. Department of Interior (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(ST) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
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