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Case TitleCOLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02802
Date Filed2021-10-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffCOLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS
Case DescriptionColorado Wild Public Lands submitted two FOIA requests to U.S. Forest Service for records concerning the Valle Seco Land Exchange. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told CWPL that it could disclose records until the NEPA process was completed. CWPL filed administrative appeals of the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CWPL filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE
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2021-10-211COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8815986) filed by COLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Exhibit)(Kane, Maya) (Attachment 4 replaced on 10/25/2021) (adh, ). (Entered: 10/21/2021)
2021-10-252Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (Entered: 10/25/2021)
2021-10-253LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by COLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS (adh, ) (Entered: 10/25/2021)
2021-10-254SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/25/2021)
2021-11-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. COLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS served on 11/1/2021, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/1/21., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/1/2021. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/1/2021.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USFS Proof of Service, # 2 Exhibit US Attorney General Proof of Service)(Kane, Maya) (Entered: 11/09/2021)
2021-11-306MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond by UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE. (Weiner, Blake) (Entered: 11/30/2021)
2021-12-01MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall respond to the complaint by December 31, 2021. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/1/2021. (lccrc1) (Entered: 12/01/2021)
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