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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting v. U.S. Department of Interior
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2020cv04427
Date Filed2020-07-02
Date ClosedOpen
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting
PlaintiffLance Williams
Case DescriptionLance Williams, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Interior for records concerning meetings held by the agency and California state officials that included David Bernhardt and the Bureau of Land Reclamation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Williams and CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Interior
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2020-07-021COMPLAINT against U.S. Department of Interior ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-14650591.). Filed byThe Center for Investigative Reporting. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 7/2/2020) (Entered: 07/02/2020)
2020-07-022Certificate of Interested Entities by The Center for Investigative Reporting (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 7/2/2020) (Entered: 07/02/2020)
2020-07-023Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 7/2/2020) (Entered: 07/02/2020)
2020-07-024Notice of Additional Parties: the following parties are listed on 1 Complaint, and have been added to this case: Lance Williams. (This is a text-only entry.) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 7/2/2020) (Entered: 07/02/2020)
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