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Case TitleEsquire Corporate Services, L.C. v. National Guard Bureau et al
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2017cv01966
Date Filed2017-03-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Manuel L. Real
PlaintiffEsquire Corporate Services, L.C.
on behalf of United Aeronautical Corporation
Case DescriptionEsquire Corporate Services submitted FOIA requests to the Air Force National Guard and the National Guard Bureau for records concerning the redesign and development of a new modernized Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System and the procurement of two new units. Esquire Corporate Services also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told Esquire Corporate Services that its requests did not qualify for expedited processing. However, the agencies failed to allow Esquire Corporate Services to narrow its request to expedite its processing. Esquire Corporate Services then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Request - Specificity, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNational Guard Bureau
DefendantAir National Guard
DefendantDoes 1 through 100, inclusive
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Complaint attachment 7
Complaint attachment 8
Opinion/Order [16]
User-contributed Documents
 
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2017-03-131COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-19503128 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8) (Attorney Jonathan R Hickman added to party Esquire Corporate Services, L.C.(pty:pla))(Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-132CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C.. (Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-133NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C., identifying United Aeronautical Corporation. (Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-134Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C.. (Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-135Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C.. (Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-146NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Manuel L. Real and Magistrate Judge Frederick F. Mumm. (car) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-14730 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant National Guard Bureau. (car) Modified on 3/14/2017 (car). (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-148NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR: Due to clerical error docket entry Re: Summons Issued (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 7 has been modified. **Summons docket item 7 is issued as to Defendant National Guard Bureau** (car) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-14930 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant Air National Guard. (car) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-1510ORDER RE: NOTICE TO COUNSEL upon filing of the complaint by Judge Manuel L. Real. READ CAREFULLY - FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY LEAD TO SANCTIONS. SEE ORDER FOR DETAILS. (cch) (Entered: 03/15/2017)
2017-03-3111PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C., upon Defendant National Guard Bureau served on 3/18/2017, answer due 5/17/2017. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon the United States Attorneys Office by delivering a copy to FDR - Mailroom. Executed upon the Attorney Generals Office of the United States by delivering a copy to Erly Sase - Agent. Executed upon the officer agency or corporation by delivering a copy to agent. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt NOT attached. Original Summons NOT returned. FRCP 4(i) via certified mail, delivery confirmations attached (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-1, # 3 Exhibit B-2, # 4 Exhibit B-3)(Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-3112PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C., upon Defendant Air National Guard served on 3/18/2017, answer due 5/17/2017. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon the United States Attorneys Office by delivering a copy to FDR - Mailroom. Executed upon the Attorney Generals Office of the United States by delivering a copy to Erly Sase - Agent. Executed upon the officer agency or corporation by delivering a copy to agent. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt NOT attached. Original Summons NOT returned. FRCP 4(i) via certified mail, delivery confirmations attached (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-1, # 3 Exhibit B-2, # 4 Exhibit B-3)(Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-03-3113PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Esquire Corporate Services, L.C., upon Defendant Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon the United States Attorneys Office by delivering a copy to FDR - Mailroom. Executed upon the Attorney Generals Office of the United States by delivering a copy to Erly Sase - Agent. Executed upon the officer agency or corporation by delivering a copy to agent. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt NOT attached. Original Summons NOT returned. FRCP 4(i) via certified mail, delivery confirmations attached (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-1, # 3 Exhibit B-2, # 4 Exhibit B-3)(Hickman, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/31/2017)
2017-05-1714STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 05/31/2017 re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendants Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Attorney Alarice M Medrano added to party Air National Guard(pty:dft), Attorney Alarice M Medrano added to party National Guard Bureau(pty:dft))(Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-2215ORDER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR DEFENDANTS TO ANSWER, PLEAD, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT by Judge Manuel L. Real. IT IS SO ORDERED that Defendants, National Guard Bureau and Air National Guard, shall have to and including May 31, 2017, to answer, plead or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint. (iv) (Entered: 05/23/2017)
2017-06-0216(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge Manuel L. Real. Plaintiff(s) is ordered to show cause in writing no later than June 9, 2017 why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. In accordance with Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 7-15, no oral argument on this Order to Show Cause will be heard unless ordered by the Court. The Order will stand submitted upon the filing of the response to the Order to Show Cause. Failure to respond to the Court's Order will result in the dismissal of the action. (iv) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
2017-06-0617ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendant Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau.(Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-1918(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER DISCHARGING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Judge Manuel L. Real. The Court has reviewed and considered the parties response to the Order to Show Cause 17 . Good cause appearing, the OSC is hereby DISCHARGED. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (iv) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-1919SCHEDULING NOTICE RE: DUE DATE OF EARLY MEETING REPORT/JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT by Judge Manuel L. Real. An Answer has been filed in this matter. Pursuant to this Court's Order Re: Notice to Counsel, a Joint Rule 26(f) Report/ Early Meeting Report is due on or before July 21, 2017. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (iv) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 06/19/2017)
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