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Case TitleWilderness Watch v. United States Forest Service
DistrictDistrict of Montana
Case Number9:2015cv00028
Date Filed2015-03-18
Date Closed2015-05-18
JudgeJudge Dana L. Christensen
PlaintiffWilderness Watch
Case DescriptionWilderness Watch submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning recreation use monitoring and outfitter guide permit administration in the Emigrant Wilderness within the Stanislaus National Forest. The agency denied access to raw monitoring data under Exemption 5 (deliberative process privilege). Wilderness Watch appealed, but after the agency failed to respond to its appeal, Wilderness Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Forest Service an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Complaint attachment 1
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2015-03-181COMPLAINT against United States Forest Service filed by Wilderness Watch. $400.00 filing fee paid, receipt number 0977-1557422. (Attachments: # 1 civil cover sheet) (ASG, ) (Attachment 1 replaced on 3/18/2015 to flatten PDF.) (ASG, ). (Entered: 03/18/2015)
2015-03-182Summonses Issued. Originals mailed to Counsel Smith. (ASG, ) (Entered: 03/18/2015)
2015-03-193MOTION Dana Johnson to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee $ 250 receipt number 0977-1558068.) Rebecca Kay Smith appearing for Plaintiff Wilderness Watch (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Dana Johnson, # 2 Text of Proposed Order) (Smith, Rebecca) (Entered: 03/19/2015)
2015-03-234ORDER granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - Attorney Dana M. Johnson for Wilderness Watch. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 3/23/2015. (ASG, ) (Entered: 03/23/2015)
2015-03-235Order Setting: Vaughn index due by 6/10/2015. Status Update or Motion due by 7/10/2015. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 3/23/2015. (ASG, ) (Entered: 03/23/2015)
2015-04-036NOTICE of Acknowledgment of Pro Hac Vice Order by Wilderness Watch re 4 Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Johnson, Dana) (Entered: 04/03/2015)
2015-05-157STIPULATION of Dismissal by Wilderness Watch. (Johnson, Dana) (Entered: 05/15/2015)
2015-05-188ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that the motion (Doc. 7) is GRANTED. All of the claims in Plaintiff's March 18, 2015, Complaint are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. This case is CLOSED. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 5/18/2015. (NOS, ) (Entered: 05/18/2015)
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