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Case TitleRyan, LLC v. U.S. Department of the Interior et al
DistrictSouthern District of Texas
Case Number4:2019cv02003
Date Filed2019-06-04
Date Closed2019-10-10
JudgeJudge George C Hanks, Jr
PlaintiffRyan, LLC
Case DescriptionRyan, LLC, an accounting firm with clients in the oil and gas industry, filed a reverse-FOIA suit against the Department of the Interior to prevent the agency from disclosing allegedly proprietary information about Ryan's clients as part of the Inspector General's investigation of royalty refund claims. The agency received a third-party request for the investigative file and after Ryan was unable to get the agency to commit to protecting is confidential information, Ryan filed suit to block disclosure of its records.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Reverse-FOIA - Confidential business information

DefendantUS Department of the Interior
DefendantOffice of Inspector General of the US Department of the Interior
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2019-06-041COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $400, receipt number 0541-22548839) filed by Ryan, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Dumesnil, Bryan) Payment information added on 6/4/2019 (ltien, 4). (Entered: 06/04/2019)
2019-06-052ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 11/6/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 704 before Magistrate Judge Frances H Stacy(Signed by Judge Andrew S Hanen) Parties notified. (ltien, 4) (Entered: 06/05/2019)
2019-09-043NOTICE of Reassignment to Judge George C Hanks, Jr, pursuant to Special Order No. 2019-3. Deadlines in scheduling orders remain in effect, and all court settings are vacated. Judge Andrew S Hanen no longer assigned to the case. Parties notified, filed. (ndiaz, 4) (Entered: 09/04/2019)
2019-10-044NOTICE of Resetting. Parties notified. Initial Conference reset for 11/7/2019 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 600 in Houston before Magistrate Judge Andrew M Edison, filed. (SusanGramadi, 4) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
2019-10-095NOTICE of Dismissal as to Office of Inspector General, US Department of the Interior by Ryan, LLC, filed. (Dumesnil, Bryan) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-106ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Ordered that all claims asserted against any party are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to their being re-filed. This is a Final Judgment. Case terminated on 10/10/2019. (Signed by Judge George C Hanks, Jr) Parties notified.(LoriPurifoy, 4) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
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