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General Information

Department of Interior

Mission statement: "The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America´s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. "

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Statistics on Lawsuits*

Key Indicators
42 Suits filed against DOI in FY 2016
312 Suits filed since 2001
36 Suits still pending
301 Suits closed
42 Suits taking over 24 months
1 Suit taking over 159 months
Lawsuits Filed by Year
*based on FOIA nature of suit

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of June 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All258 cases
average 218 days pending
95 cases
average 112 days to close
Simple0 cases
average 0 days pending
2 cases
average 21 days to close
Normal141 cases
average 152 days pending
68 cases
average 78 days to close
Expedited2 cases
average 169 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Exceptional/Voluminous52 cases
average 324 days pending
13 cases
average 252 days to close
Complex63 cases
average 282 days pending
12 cases
average 168 days to close


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by Michael Hasan