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Case TitleBuffalo Field Campaign v. United States Department of Interior, National Park Service
DistrictDistrict of Montana
Case Number9:2019cv00165
Date Filed2019-10-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Donald W. Molloy
PlaintiffBuffalo Field Campaign
Case DescriptionBuffalo Field Campaign submitted a FOIA request to the National Park Service for records concerning Yellowstone National Park's policy on the impact of the size of the bison population on the Yellowstone ecosystem. Buffalo Field Campaign also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Buffalo Field Campaign's request for a fee waiver. The agency disclosed 149 pages but redacted portions under Exemption 5 (privileges). BFC filed an administrative appeal of the decision. The agency told BFC that it was reviewing the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, BFC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Interior, National Park Service
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2019-10-101COMPLAINT against United States Department of Interior, National Park Service, filed by Buffalo Field Campaign. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet) (KJL) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-10Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0977-2381146 (KJL) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-102Summons Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. Originals mailed to plaintiff's local counsel. (KJL) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-103Order Setting: Preliminary Pretrial Statement due by 1/6/2020. Case Management Order due by 1/24/2020. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 10/10/2019. (dle) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
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