Territory of American Samoa v. National Marine Fisheries Service
Plaintiff: Territory of American Samoa
Defendant: National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Penny Pritzker, Kitty Simonds, Eileen Sobeck and Michael D. Tosatto
Miscellaneous: Florence Nakakuni and Loretta E. Lynch
Case Number: 1:2016cv00095
Filed: March 4, 2016
Court: US District Court for the District of Hawaii
Office: Hawaii Office
County: Honolulu
Presiding Judge: LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI
Presiding Judge: KENNETH J. MANSFIELD
Nature of Suit: Review or Appeal of Agency Decision
Cause of Action: 05 U.S.C. ยง 702
Jury Demanded By: None

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March 20, 2017 Opinion or Order Filing 45 ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 23 AND DENYING DEFENDANTS' COUNTER-MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 28 . Signed by JUDGE LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI on 3/20/2017. (afc) Excerpt of c onclusion: "[T]he Court GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion as to Count I, insofar as this Court ORDERS that the Final rule regarding Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; Exemption for Large U.S. Longline Vessels to Fish in Portions of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area, 81 Fed. Reg. 5619 (Feb. 3, 2016), be VACATED AND SET ASIDE.[T]he remaining claims, Counts II, III, and IV, are HEREBY DISMISSED AS MOOT. Plaintiff's Motion is therefore DENIED AS MOOT as to Plaintiff's request for summary judgment on Counts II, III, and IV. Defendants' Counter-Motion for Summary Judgment is HEREBY DENIED in its entirety." ORDER further GRANTS Defendants' Motion for Judicial Notice pu rsuant to FRE 201(b)(2). (Motion: Dkt. No. 32 )WRITTEN ORDER follows hearing held February 13, 2017. Minutes of hearing: Dkt. No. 40 . CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic noti fications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry
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Plaintiff: Territory of American Samoa
Represented By: Steven K.S. Chung
Represented By: Michael Losiifafo Iosua
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Defendant: National Marine Fisheries Service
Represented By: Melenaniikeawakea Coleman
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Defendant: United States Department of Commerce
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Defendant: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Defendant: Penny Pritzker
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Defendant: Kitty Simonds
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Defendant: Eileen Sobeck
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Defendant: Michael D. Tosatto
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Miscellaneous: Florence Nakakuni
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Miscellaneous: Loretta E. Lynch
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