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Case TitleSIERRA CLUB v. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02315
Date Filed2019-08-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffSIERRA CLUB
Case DescriptionThe Sierra Club submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for records concerning the agency's decision to re-evaluate whether the Key deer should remain on the list of endangered species. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency provided a three-page interim response and told the Sierra Club that it intended to continue processing the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Sierra Club filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
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2019-08-011COMPLAINT against U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6295098) filed by SIERRA CLUB. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Schoenhut, Karimah) (Entered: 08/01/2019)
2019-08-012LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests of SIERRA CLUB by SIERRA CLUB (Schoenhut, Karimah) (Entered: 08/01/2019)
2019-08-02Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zeg) (Entered: 08/02/2019)
2019-08-023SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 08/02/2019)
2019-08-154RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/6/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/5/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certified Mail Card)(Schoenhut, Karimah) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-155RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/06/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certified Mail Card)(Schoenhut, Karimah) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-156RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE served on 8/3/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certified Mail Card)(Schoenhut, Karimah) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-08-157NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 08/15/2019)
2019-09-058ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 09/05/2019)
2019-09-05MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the parties shall confer and submit a joint briefing schedule by September 19, 2019. So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/5/2019. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 09/05/2019)
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