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Case TitleCAYUGA NATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02642
Date Filed2020-09-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffCAYUGA NATION
Case DescriptionThe Cayuga Nation submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for records concerning the visit of Bryan Bald Eagle and Jimmy Gibson to the Cayuga Nation reservation in New York. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Cayuga Nation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs
Defendant2255
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
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2020-09-181COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7609217) filed by CAYUGA NATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Related Case Form)(Nugent, Gabriel) (Entered: 09/18/2020)
2020-09-182NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CAYUGA NATION. Case related to Case No. 20-cv-1581-ABJ. (adh, ) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-22Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-223SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 09/22/2020)
2020-09-294ENTERED IN ERROR.....REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to USAG and DC Dist/US Atty filed by CAYUGA NATION. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons to USAO)(Nugent, Gabriel) Modified on 10/1/2020 (zjf). (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-10-01NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 4 Request for Summons to Issue was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading using the FOIA Summons. (zjf) (Entered: 10/01/2020)
2020-10-025REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to Attorney General and US Atty. filed by CAYUGA NATION. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons to USAO)(Nugent, Gabriel) (Entered: 10/02/2020)
2020-10-026SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (zjf) (Entered: 10/02/2020)
2020-11-137NOTICE of Appearance by Darrell C. Valdez on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (Valdez, Darrell) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-138ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR.(Valdez, Darrell) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-16MINUTE ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff, on or before December 14, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 11/16/2020. (lcabj1) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
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