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Case TitleKortlander v. Bureau of Land Management et al
DistrictDistrict of Montana
Case Number1:2018cv00162
Date Filed2018-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Susan P. Watters
PlaintiffChristoper Kortlander
Case DescriptionChristopher Kortlander, the executive director of the Custer Battlefield Museum, submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning the investigation and prosecution of Robert W. Weaver of Cody, Wyoming, who died in 2016. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Kortlander that it was being put in the complex track for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Kortlander filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing more, Kortlander filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantBureau of Land Management
DefendantDepartment of the Interior
DefendantRyan Zinke in his official capacity of Secretary of the Interior
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2018-11-131COMPLAINT against Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, filed by Christoper Kortlander. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet) (JDR) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-13Filing fee received: $ 400, receipt number MTX100015649 (JDR) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-132NOTICE OF CASE OPENING (Attachments: # 1 Consent for Electronic Service)(Hard copy w/copy of docket sheet mailed to pro se plaintiff C. Kortlander) (JDR) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-133Pro Se Request for Leave to File by E-mail by Christoper Kortlander. (JDR) (Entered: 11/13/2018)
2018-11-154CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC SERVICE by Christoper Kortlander. (JDR) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-165Agreement to Allow Pro Se Party to File by E-Mail. (JEC) (Entered: 11/16/2018)
2018-11-196Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. Originals and Docket sheet mailed to Kortlander. (AEC) (Entered: 11/19/2018)
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