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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv03606
Date Filed2022-11-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jia M. Cobb
Case DescriptionThe Wilderness Workshop and Rocky Mountain Wild submitted FOIA requests to the U.S. Forest Service for records concerning the Berlaimont Estates Access Route EIS process. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed some records but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Wilderness Workshop and Rocky Mountain Wild filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE an agency of the United States
DefendantU.S. FOREST SERVICE an agency of the United States
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2022-11-301COMPLAINT against WILDERNESS WORKSHOP ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9703207) filed by WILDERNESS WORKSHOP. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Stills, Travis) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-302NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by WILDERNESS WORKSHOP. Case related to Case No. 21-cv-2108. (Stills, Travis) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-303LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by WILDERNESS WORKSHOP (Stills, Travis) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-12-014SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmrl) (Entered: 12/01/2022)
2022-12-01Case Assigned to Judge Jia M. Cobb. (zmrl) (Entered: 12/01/2022)
2022-12-015NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Sandler on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Sandler, Matthew) (Entered: 12/01/2022)
2022-12-216NOTICE of Appearance by Erika Kirstie Oblea on behalf of All Defendants (Oblea, Erika) (Entered: 12/21/2022)
2022-12-217Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or Otherwise Respond by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. FOREST SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Oblea, Erika) (Entered: 12/21/2022)
2022-12-22MINUTE ORDER re 7 Consent Motion for Extension of Time: Having considered the motion and for good cause shown, the Court GRANTS the motion. Defendants are ordered to respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint by January 17, 2023. Signed by Judge Jia M. Cobb on December 22, 2022. (Cobb, Jia) (Entered: 12/22/2022)
2023-01-178ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. FOREST SERVICE.(Oblea, Erika) (Entered: 01/17/2023)
2023-01-18MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS that the Parties confer and submit a joint proposed schedule for further proceedings, which shall include a proposed schedule for the processing and release of responsive records or for briefing dispositive motions, by February 1, 2023. Signed by Judge Jia M. Cobb on January 18, 2023. (lcjmc2) (Entered: 01/18/2023)
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