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Case TitleFriends of Animals v. United States Forest Service
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
Case Number1:2016cv00196
Date Filed2016-01-26
Date Closed2016-04-15
JudgeJudge R. Brooke Jackson
PlaintiffFriends of Animals
Case DescriptionFriends of Animals submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning wild horses on federal lands managed by the Forest Service. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Friends of Animals filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Forest Service
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Opinion/Order [16]
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2016-01-261COMPLAINT for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against United States Forest Service (Filing fee $ 400,Receipt Number 1082-4797435)Attorney Michael Ray Harris added to party Friends of Animals(pty:pla), filed by Friends of Animals. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons United States Forest Service, # 3 Summons US Attny, # 4 Summons Attny General)(Harris, Michael) (Entered: 01/26/2016)
2016-01-262Case assigned to Judge Wiley Y. Daniel and drawn to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe. 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)
2016-01-264NOTICE 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)
2016-01-285NOTICE of Change of Address/Contact Information by Michael Ray Harris (Harris, Michael) (Entered: 01/28/2016)
2016-01-296MEMORANDUM RETURNING CASE by Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. (rkeec) (Entered: 01/29/2016)
2016-01-297CASE REASSIGNED pursuant to 6 Memorandum Returning Case. This case is reassigned to Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty. All future pleadings should be designated as 16-cv-00196-MEH. (Text Only Entry) (rkeec) (Entered: 01/29/2016)
2016-01-298Magistrate Judge consent form issued pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1, direct assignment of civil actions to full time magistrate judges. (rkeec) (Entered: 01/29/2016)
2016-01-299MINUTE ORDER REASSIGNING CASE pursuant to D.C. Colo. LCivR 40.1(a), by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 1/29/2016. (slibi, ) (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-0110CASE REASSIGNED pursuant to 9 Minute Order. This case is reassigned to Judge R. Brooke Jackson. All future pleadings should be designated as 16-cv-00196-RBJ. (Text Only Entry) (slibi, ) (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-0111MINUTE ORDER: The Court requests that counsel jointly contact Chambers by email at or by phone at (303) 844-4694 within 14 days after defendant has responded to the complaint to schedule a status conference. By Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 2/1/16. Text Only Entry (rbjsec. ) (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-1112NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Ian J. Kellogg on behalf of United States Forest ServiceAttorney Ian J. Kellogg added to party United States Forest Service(pty:dft) (Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 02/11/2016)
2016-02-2413SUMMONS Returned Executed upon defendant(s) United States Forest Service served on 2/8/2016, answer due 4/8/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Forest Service Certified Mail Tracking, # 2 Exhibit Return Receipt US Attny, # 3 Exhibit Return Receipt US Attny General)(Harris, Michael) (Entered: 02/24/2016)
2016-03-0714ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by United States Forest Service.(Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 03/07/2016)
2016-03-1615Joint STATUS REPORT by Defendant United States Forest Service. (Kellogg, Ian) (Entered: 03/16/2016)
2016-03-1716ORDER TO SUBMIT JOINT STATUS REPORT Status Report due by 4/15/2016. by Judge R. Brooke Jackson on 3/17/16. (jdyne, ) (Entered: 03/17/2016)
2016-04-1517STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case by Plaintiff Friends of Animals. (Harris, Michael) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
2016-04-1518Civil Case Terminated pursuant to the stipulation to dismiss filed in this case on 4/15/16. Text Only Entry (jdyne, ) (Entered: 04/15/2016)
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