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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv01315
Date Filed2023-05-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
Case DescriptionAmerican Wild Horse Campaign submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records from January 2018 to October 2021 that contain the microchip number of each wild horse or wild burro and the corresponding freeze mark number of ID number of each wild horse or wild burro that has a microchip number in the Bureau of Management's Wild Horse & Burro Program System database. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency asked AWHC to modify the scope of its request. AWHC did so. After hearing nothing further from the agency, AWHC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2023-05-091COMPLAINT against BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-10057863) filed by AMERICAN WILD HORSE CAMPAIGN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons (x 3))(Stotter, Daniel) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/10/2023) (zrtw). (Entered: 05/09/2023)
2023-05-10Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zrtw) (Entered: 05/10/2023)
2023-05-102SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrtw) (Entered: 05/10/2023)
2023-05-113STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 5/11/2023. (lcrdm2) (Entered: 05/11/2023)
2023-06-124NOTICE of Appearance by Brian J. Levy on behalf of BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (Levy, Brian) (Entered: 06/12/2023)
2023-06-125ANSWER to Complaint by BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.(Levy, Brian) (Entered: 06/12/2023)
2023-06-19MINUTE ORDER: It is ORDERED that, on or before July 14, 2023, the parties shall confer and file a joint status report addressing (1) any documents still to be produced pursuant to FOIA; (2) an anticipated schedule for processing and producing any such documents; and (3) any substantive areas of disagreement between the parties. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall appear by video for an Initial Scheduling Conference on July 21, 2023, at 3:30 p.m, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/19/2023. (lcrdm2) (Entered: 06/19/2023)
2023-07-146Joint STATUS REPORT by BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Levy, Brian) (Entered: 07/14/2023)
2023-07-17MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' joint status report, Dkt. 6 , it is hereby ORDERED that (1) the July 21, 2023 scheduling conference is VACATED; and (2) the parties shall file a status report on or before August 16, 2023. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/17/2023. (lcrdm2) (Entered: 07/17/2023)
2023-08-167Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Levy, Brian) (Entered: 08/16/2023)
2023-08-16MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of parties' August 16, 2023, Joint Status Report 7 , it is ORDERED that the next joint status report will be due on or before October 16, 2023. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 08/16/2023. (lcrdm2) (Entered: 08/16/2023)
2023-08-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/16/2023 (lsj) (Entered: 08/17/2023)
2023-08-308STIPULATION of Dismissal by UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. (Levy, Brian) (Entered: 08/30/2023)
2023-08-31MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' Stipulation of Dismissal 8 , the Court ORDERS that the case is hereby DISMISSED with prejudice. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate this case. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 08/31/2023. (lcrdm2) (Entered: 08/31/2023)
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