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Case TitleFriends of Animals v. Bureau of Indian Affairs
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
Case Number1:2016cv00194
Date Filed2016-01-26
Date Closed2016-08-15
JudgeJudge Robert E. Blackburn
PlaintiffFriends of Animals
Case DescriptionFriends of Animals submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for records concerning wild horses on federal land, including those held in trust for Native Americans. Friends of Animals had also submitted a similar request to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. After hearing nothing further from BIA, Friends of Animals filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantBureau of Indian Affairs an agency of the United States
Complaint attachment 1
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Complaint attachment 4
Opinion/Order [6]
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2016-01-261COMPLAINT against Bureau of Indian Affairs (Filing fee $ 400,Receipt Number 1082-4797307)Attorney Michael Ray Harris added to party Friends of Animals(pty:pla), filed by Friends of Animals. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Summons Bureau of Indian Affairs, # 3 Summons Summons US Attny, # 4 Summons Summons US AG)(Harris, Michael) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-262Case assigned to Judge Robert E. Blackburn and drawn to Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix. Text Only Entry (dbera, ) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-263SUMMONS issued by Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (dbera, ) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-264ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix by Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 1/26/16. IT IS ORDERED that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a) and (b), this matter is referred to the assigned United States Magistrate Judge:(1) To convene a scheduling conference under Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b), enter a Scheduling Order that satisfies the requirements of D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.2, and enter such orders as appropriate to enforce the Scheduling order and resolve discovery matters; provided, further that the scheduling conference, the Magistrate Judge shall advise the parties of Judge Blackburns practice standards found at;(2) To hear and finally determine non-dispositive matters that have been referred, subject to the exceptions found in 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A); and(3) To hear and make recommendations on dispositive matters that have been referred as defined in 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A). Court sponsored alternative dispute resolution is governed by D.C.COLOLCivR 16.6. On the recommendation or informal request of the magistrate judge or on the request of the parties by motion, this court may direct the parties to engage in an early neutral evaluation, a settlement conference, or another alternative dispute resolution proceeding. Text Only Entry (rebsec) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-265NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH COURT RULES/PROCEDURES: re: 1 Complaint, :Michael Harris has failed to comply with D.C.COLO.LAttyR 5(c) and 3.5 of the Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil Cases), which requires an attorney to notify the court of a change in contact information within five days of the change. Counsel must file a notice of change of contact information in all active cases and submit a change of contact information form through the Attorney Services Portal Account. Failure in the future to follow these procedures may lead to mandatory CM/ECF training, or action by the court. (Text Only Entry) (dbera, ) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-266ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING/PLANNING CONFERENCE by Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 1/26/16. Scheduling Conference set for 5/26/2016 10:00 AM in Courtroom A401 before Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3) (lgale, ) (Entered: 01/27/2016)
2016-01-287NOTICE of Change of Address/Contact Information by Michael Ray Harris (Harris, Michael) (Entered: 01/28/2016)
2016-02-118NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Ian J. Kellogg on behalf of All Defendants Attorney Ian J. Kellogg added to party Bureau of Indian Affairs(pty:dft) (Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 02/11/2016)
2016-02-249SUMMONS Returned Executed upon defendant(s) Bureau of Indian Affairs served on 2/8/2016, answer due 4/8/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit BIA Certified Mail Tracking, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt US Attny, # 3 Exhibit Return Receipt US Attny General)(Harris, Michael) (Entered: 02/24/2016)
2016-03-0410ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Bureau of Indian Affairs.(Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 03/04/2016)
2016-05-0511Unopposed MOTION to Vacate 6 Order, Scheduling Conference by Defendant Bureau of Indian Affairs. (Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 05/05/2016)
2016-05-0512MEMORANDUM regarding 11 Unopposed MOTION to Vacate 6 Order, Scheduling Conference filed by Bureau of Indian Affairs. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix by Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 5/5/16. Text Only Entry (rebsec) (Entered: 05/05/2016)
2016-05-0613MINUTE ORDER; 11 Unopposed Motion to Vacate Scheduling Conference is GRANTED as follows: (1) The Scheduling Conference set for May 26, 2016, is VACATED. (2) The parties shall submit a Proposed Scheduling Order on or before May 19, 2016. (3) On or before June 30,2016, the parties shall file: (a) a stipulated dismissal, (b) a fee motion, or (c) a motion for summary judgment, by Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 5/6/16.(morti, ) (Entered: 05/06/2016)
2016-05-1814Proposed Scheduling Order by Plaintiff Friends of Animals. (Harris, Michael) (Entered: 05/18/2016)
2016-06-2015SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND DISMISSAL by Plaintiff Friends of Animals. (Harris, Michael) (Entered: 06/20/2016)
2016-08-1516ORDER: That the parties' 15 Stipulation of Settlement and Dismissal is approved; and that this civil action is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 8/15/2016. (cmira) (Entered: 08/15/2016)
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