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Case TitleGreater Hells Canyon Council v. United States Department of Agriculture. et al
DistrictDistrict of Oregon
CityPortland
Case Number3:2022cv00980
Date Filed2022-07-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Michael W. Mosman
PlaintiffGreater Hells Canyon Council a non-profit Oregon Corporation
Case DescriptionGreater Hell's Canyon Council submitted a FOIA request for records from the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning the preparation and completion of the Screens Amendment. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency responded to the request but withheld a majority of records under Exemption 5 (privileges). The Council filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The Council also added a count concerning the agency's failure to respond to a previous administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Council filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Agriculture an Executive Department of the United States of America
DefendantUnited States Forest Service an Administrative Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture
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Complaint
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2022-07-071Complaint. Filing fee in the amount of $402 collected. Receipt No. 8577846. Jury Trial Requested: No. Filed by Greater Hells Canyon Council against All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet). (ecp) (Entered: 07/07/2022)
2022-07-072Notice of Case Assignment: This case is assigned to Judge Michael W. Mosman. (ecp) (Entered: 07/07/2022)
2022-07-073Proposed Summons (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Summons) Filed by Greater Hells Canyon Council. (Hogan-Freemole, Erin) (Entered: 07/07/2022)
2022-07-074Summons Issued Electronically as to United States Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5. (ecp) (Entered: 07/07/2022)
2022-07-075Corporate Disclosure Statement . Filed by Greater Hells Canyon Council. (Hogan-Freemole, Erin) (Entered: 07/07/2022)
2022-07-276Affidavit of Service upon All Defendants Filed by Greater Hells Canyon Council. (Hogan-Freemole, Erin) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-07-277Return of Service Executed as to United States Forest Service served on 7/11/2022, answer due on 8/10/2022. Service specifically made upon Local U.S. Attorney. (Hogan-Freemole, Erin) (Entered: 07/27/2022)
2022-08-108Answer to 1 Complaint . Filed by United States Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service. (Rice-Stitt, Austin) (Entered: 08/10/2022)
2022-08-159Return of Service Executed as to United States Department of Agriculture served on 7/11/2022, answer due on 8/10/2022. Service specifically made upon Local U.S. Attorney. (Hogan-Freemole, Erin) (Entered: 08/15/2022)
2022-09-0710Joint Status Report and Stipulated Motion to Stay by All Defendants. Filed by All Defendants. (Rice-Stitt, Austin) (Entered: 09/07/2022)
2022-09-0911ORDER: Parties' Stipulated Motion to Stay Proceedings 10 is GRANTED. The Court GRANTS a stay of this case until February 10, 2023. The Court ORDERS the Parties to file a Joint Status Report by February 10, 2023. Ordered by Judge Michael W. Mosman. (joha) (Entered: 09/09/2022)
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