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Case TitleSOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02203
Date Filed2019-07-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffSOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE a Utah non-profit corporation
Case DescriptionThe Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance submitted three FOIA requests to the Bureau of Land Managment for records related to the R.S. 2477 litigation in which Utah and counties are claiming ownership of various "highways" throughout the state. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of its requests, SUWA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR an agency of the United States of America
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2019-07-241COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6275671) filed by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Proposed Summons DOI, # 3 Summons Proposed Summons AG, # 4 Summons Proposed Summons US Atty)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 07/24/2019)
2019-07-242MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David H. Becker, :Firm- Law Office of David H. Becker, LLC, :Address- 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. # 168, Portland, OR 97214. Phone No. - (503) 388-9160. Fax No. - N/A Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-6275889. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration DECLARATION OF DAVID H. BECKER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE, # 2 Text of Proposed Order [PLAINTIFFS PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR ADMISSION OF ATTORNEY DAVID H. BECKER PRO HAC VICE)(Bahr, David) (Entered: 07/24/2019)
2019-07-243LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE (Bahr, David) (Entered: 07/24/2019)
2019-07-26Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zeg) (Entered: 07/26/2019)
2019-07-264SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 07/26/2019)
2019-07-26MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Counsel David H. Becker shall promptly register for this Court's CM/ECF system. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 07/26/2019. (lctnm1) (Entered: 07/26/2019)
2019-07-265STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 07/26/2019. (lctnm1) (Entered: 07/26/2019)
2019-07-306AMENDED COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR filed by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE.(Bahr, David) (Entered: 07/30/2019)
2019-07-317LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE (Bahr, David) (Entered: 07/31/2019)
2019-08-068RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/5/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/4/2019. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 08/06/2019)
2019-08-069RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/05/2019. (Bahr, David) (Entered: 08/06/2019)
2019-08-0610RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR served on 8/5/2019 (Bahr, David) (Entered: 08/06/2019)
2019-08-1511NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-2712MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 6 Amended Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-27MINUTE ORDER granting the Defendant's 12 Motion for Extension of Time. The Defendant shall respond or otherwise answer to the Plaintiff's Complaint on or before October 4, 2019. Further requests for extensions of time will be disfavored. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 8/27/19. (lctnm1) (Entered: 08/27/2019)
2019-08-28Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's answer or response to Plaintiff's Complaint due by 10/4/2019. (hmc) (Entered: 08/28/2019)
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