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Case TitleFriends of Animals v. Perdue et al
DistrictDistrict of Colorado
Case Number1:2019cv01510
Date Filed2019-05-28
Date Closed2019-08-12
JudgeMagistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak
PlaintiffFriends of Animals
Case DescriptionFriends of Animals submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Forest Service for records concerning a December 2017 intergovernmental agreement between the Arizona Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and eventually provided two interim responses. Friends of Animals contacted the agency several times to check the status of its request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Friends of Animals filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantGeorge Ervin Perdue, III "Sonny", in his official capacity as United States Secretary of Agriculture
DefendantUnited States Forest Service an agency of the United States
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2019-05-281COMPLAINT against Sonny Perdue, United States Forest Service (Filing fee $ 400,Receipt Number 1082-6708610)Attorney Courtney Renee McVean added to party Friends of Animals(pty:pla), filed by Friends of Animals. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(McVean, Courtney) (Entered: 05/28/2019)
2019-05-282Case assigned to Judge Robert E. Blackburn and drawn to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. Text Only Entry. (rvill, ) (Entered: 05/28/2019)
2019-05-283SUMMONS issued by Clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Magistrate Judge Consent Form) (rvill, ) (Entered: 05/28/2019)
2019-05-294MEMORANDUM RETURNING CASE by Senior Judge Blackburn. This case is randomly reassigned to Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. All future pleadings should be designated as 19-cv-01510-STV. (athom, ) (Entered: 05/29/2019)
2019-05-295Magistrate Judge consent form issued pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1, direct assignment of civil actions to full time magistrate judges. (athom, ) (Entered: 05/29/2019)
2019-05-296ORDER SETTING DEADLINE FOR FILING ELECTION CONCERNING CONSENT/NON-CONSENT TO MAGISTRATE JURISDICTION FORM AND SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE; Consent Form due by 7/31/2019. Scheduling Conference set for 8/14/2019 10:30 AM in Courtroom A 402 before Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak. On or before August 7, 2019, the parties shall file a joint proposed schedulingorder in the form required pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 16.2, by Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 5/29/19. (morti, ) (Entered: 05/30/2019)
2019-06-137SUMMONS Returned Executed upon defendant(s) George Ervin Perdue, III served on 6/3/2019, answer due 7/3/2019. (McVean, Courtney) Modified on 7/8/2019 to correct FOIA deadline (jgonz, ). (Entered: 06/13/2019)
2019-06-138SUMMONS Returned Executed upon defendant(s) United States Forest Service served on 6/3/2019, answer due 7/3/2019. (McVean, Courtney) Modified on 7/8/2019 to correct FOIA deadline (jgonz, ). (Entered: 06/13/2019)
2019-06-149SUMMONS issued by Clerk for George Perdue III. (Attachments: # 1 Summons for Jessie K. Liu, # 2 Summons for William Barr) (rvill, ) (Entered: 06/14/2019)
2019-07-0310STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Answer or Respond to the Complaint by Defendants United States Forest Service, George Ervin Perdue, III. United States Forest Service answer due 7/24/2019; George Ervin Perdue, III answer due 7/24/2019. (Ross, Katherine) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
2019-07-2411Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 1 Complaint, by Defendants George Ervin Perdue, III, United States Forest Service. (Ross, Katherine) (Entered: 07/24/2019)
2019-07-2512ORDER granting 11 Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint (the "Motion"). According to the Motion, the parties have reached a settlement in principle. Accordingly, the Scheduling Conference set for 8/14/2019 10:30 AM is VACATED. On or before 8/23/2019, the parties shall file dismissal papers or a report regarding the status of settlement. SO ORDERED, by Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on 7/25/2019. Text Only Entry(stvlc1, ) (Entered: 07/25/2019)
2019-08-1213STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case by Plaintiff Friends of Animals. (McVean, Courtney) (Entered: 08/12/2019)
2019-08-1214Civil Case Terminated pursuant to the notice of dismissal or stipulation to dismiss filed in this case on 8/12/2019. Text Only Entry (jgonz, ) (Entered: 08/13/2019)
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