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Case TitleWestern Watersheds Project v. Moseley, et al.
DistrictDistrict of New Mexico
CityLas Cruces
Case Number2:2014cv00729
Date Filed2014-08-18
Date Closed2014-12-16
JudgeMagistrate Judge Lourdes A. Martinez
PlaintiffWestern Watersheds Project
Case DescriptionWestern Watersheds Project requested permission to inspect copies of Allotment Management Plans at the U.S. Forest Service office at Lincoln National Forest. The agency told the organization that there would be a fee to cover the hourly costs of a staff member to monitor their inspection of the records. Western Watersheds Project pointed out that agency FOIA regulations prohibited charging a fee for inspecting records and appealed the agency's decision. The agency then closed their FOIA request. Western Watersheds Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fees

DefendantTravis Moseley in his official capacity as Supervisor of the Lincoln National Forest
DefendantUnited States Forest Service
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
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2014-08-181COMPLAINT under Freedom of Information Act against All Defendants, filed by Western Watersheds Project. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachments to Complaint, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Supplement Corporate Disclosure Statement)(Douglas W Wolf). (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-18Filing and Administrative Fees Received: $ 400 re 1 Complaint filed by Western Watersheds Project (Payment made via W Wolf). (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-18Office code correction. Case office code has been changed from 1 (Albuquerque) to 2 (Las Cruces) for Lincoln County. (mr) (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-18U.S. Magistrate Judge Lourdes A. Martinez and U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar assigned. (mr) (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-182PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that this case has been randomly assigned to United States Magistrate Judge Lourdes A. Martinez to conduct dispositive proceedings in this matter, including motions and trial. Appeal from a judgment entered by a Magistrate Judge will be to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. It is the responsibility of the case filer to serve a copy of this Notice upon all parties with the summons and complaint. Consent is strictly voluntary, and a party is free to withhold consent without adverse consequences. Should a party choose to consent, notice should be made no later than 21 days after entry of the Order setting the Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference. For e-filers, visit our Web site at for more information and instructions. [THIS IS A TEXT-ONLY ENTRY. THERE ARE NO DOCUMENTS ATTACHED.] (mr) (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-183Corporate Disclosure Statement by Western Watersheds Project (Wolf, Douglas) (Entered: 08/18/2014)
2014-08-194ASSOCIATION of Attorney Licensed Outside the District for Plaintiff Western Watersheds Project by Erik Bowers Ryberg (Association Dues - Online Payment) (Ryberg, Erik) [THIS IS A TEXT-ONLY ENTRY. THERE ARE NO DOCUMENTS ATTACHED.] (Entered: 08/19/2014)
2014-08-19Association Dues Received: $ 100 receipt number 1084-3710149 re: # 4 Association of Attorney Licensed Outside the District, filed by Western Watersheds Project (Payment made via, Erik) (Entered: 08/19/2014)
2014-08-20Summons Issued as to Travis Moseley and United States Forest Service(kdh) (Entered: 08/20/2014)
2014-08-295NOTICE by Western Watersheds Project Certification of Good Standing (Wolf, Douglas) (Entered: 08/29/2014)
2014-10-026ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by United States Forest Service. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by Western Watersheds Project.(Lucero, Manuel) (Entered: 10/02/2014)
2014-12-167NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal of Case by All Defendants (Lucero, Manuel) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
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