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Case TitleThomas Burton v. John F. Kelly
DistrictCentral District of California
CitySouthern Division - Santa Ana
Case Number8:2017cv00705
Date Filed2017-04-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Andrew J. Guilford
PlaintiffThomas Burton
Case DescriptionThomas Burton submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning himself that had been submitted by Juxia Qin, a Chinese citizen whom Burton brought to the United States to marry him. Instead, she took advantage of him and accused him of battering her. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Burton filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantJohn F. Kelly in his official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
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2017-04-181COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-19705809 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Thomas Burton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet) (Attorney Shun C Chen added to party Thomas Burton(pty:pla))(Chen, Shun) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-192NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Andrew J. Guilford and Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott. (car) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-193NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (car) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-194NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Attorney Case Opening RE: Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 . The following error(s) was found: Attachment 5 Civil Cover Sheet should have been e-filed separately and in its own event category. The event category for the civil cover sheet is located under Civil Events Other Filings Miscellaneous Filings. No further action is required unless the Court so directs. (car) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-205Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff Thomas Burton. (Chen, Shun) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-206CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Thomas Burton, (Chen, Shun) (Entered: 04/20/2017)
2017-04-21760 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant John F. Kelly. (mba) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-06-228STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Answer to 07/24/2017 re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendant John F. Kelly. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Attorney Alarice M Medrano added to party John F. Kelly(pty:dft))(Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-06-229*** NOTE: CHANGES MADE BY THE COURT*** ORDER EXTENDING TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO ANSWER, MOVE, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO COMPLAIN by Judge Andrew J. Guilford: Defendant, John F. Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS), shall have to and including July 24, 2017, to answer, plead or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint. NO FURTHER CONTINUANCES WILL BE GRANTED WITHOUT A FURTHER VERY STRONG SHOWING OF GOOD CAUSE. (dv) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-07-2410ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendant John F. Kelly.(Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
2017-07-2511ORDER RE EARLY MEETING OF PARTIES AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE: Scheduling Conference set for 9/25/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Andrew J. Guilford. (lb) (Entered: 07/25/2017)
2017-09-1512JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan filed by Defendant John F. Kelly.. (Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 09/15/2017)
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