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Case TitleCouncil on American-Islamic Relations-CA et al v. Federal Emergency Management Agency et al
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2017cv07887
Date Filed2017-10-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Philip S. Gutierrez
PlaintiffCouncil on American-Islamic Relations-CA
PlaintiffVigilant Love Coalition
PlaintiffAsian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
Case DescriptionThe Council on American Islamic Relations and three other organizations submitted FOIA requests to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice for records concerning the Countering Violent Extremism program. The plaintiffs also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request, but after none of them responded, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the other three organizations filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Emergency Management Agency
DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security Long Beach Field Office
DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security Los Angeles Field Office
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles Field Office
DefendantUnited States Attorneys Office for the Central District of California
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2017-10-271COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-20736423 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Vigilant Love Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA. (Attorney Anjan Choudhury added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California(pty:pla), Attorney Anjan Choudhury added to party Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles(pty:pla), Attorney Anjan Choudhury added to party Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA(pty:pla), Attorney Anjan Choudhury added to party Vigilant Love Coalition(pty:pla))(Choudhury, Anjan) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-272CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA, Vigilant Love Coalition. (Choudhury, Anjan) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-273Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA, Vigilant Love Coalition. (Choudhury, Anjan) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-274Plaintiff's NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs All Plaintiffs, (Choudhury, Anjan) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
2017-10-305Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Elizabeth A Kim counsel for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA, Vigilant Love Coalition. Adding Elizabeth A. Kim as counsel of record for Plaintiffs for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiffs Elizabeth A. Kim. (Attorney Elizabeth A Kim added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California(pty:pla), Attorney Elizabeth A Kim added to party Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles(pty:pla), Attorney Elizabeth A Kim added to party Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA(pty:pla), Attorney Elizabeth A Kim added to party Vigilant Love Coalition(pty:pla))(Kim, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-306NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez and Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson. (esa) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-307NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (esa) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-308NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons. The following error(s) was found: The caption of the summons must match the caption of the complaint verbatim. If the caption is too large to fit in the space provided, enter the name of the first party and then write see attached.Next, attach a face page of the complaint or a second page addendum to the Summons. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re-file your request. (esa) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-309Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CA, Vigilant Love Coalition. (Kim, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/30/2017)
2017-10-3110STANDING ORDER REGARDING NEWLY ASSIGNED CASES by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (ji) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
2017-10-311121 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint 1 as to Defendants Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles Field Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Attorneys Office for the Central District of California, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Homeland Security Long Beach Field Office, United States Department of Homeland Security Los Angeles Field Office. (bm) (Entered: 10/31/2017)
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