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Case TitleBlack Hills Clean Water Alliance v. United States Forest Service et al
DistrictDistrict of South Dakota
CityWestern Division
Case Number5:2020cv05034
Date Filed2020-05-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeU.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken
PlaintiffBlack Hills Clean Water Alliance
Case DescriptionThe Black Hills Clean Water Alliance submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Forest Service for records concerning mineral mining operations of operation submitted for the Mystic Ranger District. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency withheld the records under Exemption 4 (confidential business information). The Black Hills Clean Water Alliance filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Forest Service
DefendantUnited States Department of Agriculture
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2020-05-151COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, ($400 fee paid, receipt# 0869-3317459) filed by Black Hills Clean Water Alliance. (CLR) Modified text on 5/18/2020 (DJP). (Entered: 05/15/2020)
2020-05-152Summonses Issued as to USA. Summmons(es), AO 85, and Rule 73 Memo delivered to plaintiff's counsel via electronic delivery to plaintiffs attorney. (Attachments: # 1 Summonses Issued, # 2 AO 85)(CLR) (Entered: 05/15/2020)
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