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Dave Bahr

Dave Bahr’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Audubon Soc. of Portland v. U.S. Nat'l Res. Conservation Serv., 841 F. Supp. 2d 1182 (D. Or. 2012).

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Complete win for Audubon, the court ordered the records to be released
    Description:
    Lead counsel in FOIA case of first impression interpreting a provision of the Farm Bill of 2008. The NRCS had refused to release information regarding the northern spotted owl Safe Harbor Agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and NRCS by claiming that it was “agricultural” in nature and thus exempt from release under a provision of the Farm Bill.
  • Ctr. for Sierra Nev. Conservation v. U.S. Forest Serv., 832 F. Supp. 2d 1138 (E.D. Cal. 2011)

    Practice Area:
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    Date:
    May 26, 2011
    Outcome:
    Judge ruled for plaintiffs and closed 42 routes that cross meadows
    Description:
    Lead counsel in case challenging Eldorado National Forest's 2008 travel planning decision as violating National Forest Management Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Hawley v. United States Department of Commerce, et al; 3:10-cv-00140-KI (D. Or 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Dec 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    Negotiated complete release of all records
    Description:
    Represented journalist in FOIA suit seeking release of non-exempt information unlawfully withheld by US Dept. of Commerce and US Council on Environmental Quality.
  • Sierra Club et al v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 3:09-cv-05662-MEJ (N.D. Cal. 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Outcome:
    Negotiated complete release of all records
    Description:
    Lead counsel in FOIA suit against EPA for unlawful withholding of information relating to dangers and environmental impacts associated with coal ash impoundments.
  • Int'l Cntr. For Tech. Assessment v. SW Clean Air Agency; No. 10-2-01010-0 (Clark Cnty. Superior Ct. (Wash.), 2010)

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    May 26, 2010
    Outcome:
    Negotiated complete release of all records
    Description:
    Lead counsel in litigation filed under Washington Public Records Act challenging SWCAA's unlawful refusal to provide copies of non-exempt records.
  • Heart of Am. Nw. Research Cntr. v. Energy Northwest; Benton Cty.(Wash.) Superior Court No. 11-2-00585-0 (2012)

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Outcome:
    All relevant non-exempt records to be released pursuant to settlement agreement
    Description:
    Lead counsel in Washington Public Records Act case alleging unlawful withholding by Energy Northwest of records relating to production and use of plutonium oxide as reactor fuel.