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Case TitleJohn W. Sigler v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2018cv00683
Date Filed2018-01-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Otis D. Wright, II
PlaintiffJohn W. Sigler
Case DescriptionJohn Sigler submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning two specific HIPAA violation complaints submitted to the Office of Civil Rights. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but provided records concerning one of the complaints, but not the other. Sigler filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal. The agency eventually told Sigler that records pertaining to the second complaint had been lost. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Sigler filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Complaint
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2018-01-261COMPLAINT against Defendant U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Case assigned to Judge Christina A. Snyder for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian.(Filing fee $ 400:PAID), filed by plaintiff John W. Sigler. (Attachments: # 1 CV-71) (ghap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-26230 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery), 1 as to Defendant U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (ghap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-263CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff John W. Sigler. (ghap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-264NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Christina A. Snyder and Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian. (ghap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-265NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (ghap) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-316ORDER RETURNING CASE FOR REASSIGNMENT by Judge Christina A. Snyder. ORDER case returned to the Clerk for random reassignment pursuant to General Order 16-05. Case randomly reassigned from Judge Christina A. Snyder to Judge Otis D. Wright, II for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge 2:18-cv-00683 ODW(JCx). (rn) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-02-027MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Otis D Wright, II: This action has been assigned to the calendar of Judge Otis D. Wright II. Counsel are STRONGLY encouraged to review the Central Districts website for additional information. (SEE DOCUMENT FOR SPECIFIC FILING REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION; PLEASE refer to Local Rule 79-5 for the submission of CIVIL ONLY SEALED DOCUMENTS. CRIMINAL SEALED DOCUMENTS will remain the same. all proposed sealed documents must be submitted via e-mail to the Judges Chambers email address, EXCLUDING those submitted by pro se parties and IN CAMERA filings, which shall continue to comply with Local Rule 79-5.1. Please refer to the Judges procedures and schedules for detailed instructions for submission of sealed documents. (lc) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-088PROOF OF SERVICE Executed upon Defendant U.S. Department of Health and Human Services served on 1/29/2018, answer due 2/28/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were served by certified mail to Civil Process Clerk, United States Attorney's Office, 380 North Los Angeles St., Suite 7516, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons returned. (mt) (Entered: 02/09/2018)
2018-02-089PROOF OF SERVICE Executed upon Defendant U.S. Department of Health and Human Services served on 2/1/2018, answer due 3/5/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were served by certified mail to Attorney General of the United States at US Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons returned. (mt) (Entered: 02/09/2018)
2018-02-0810PROOF OF SERVICE Executed upon Defendant U.S. Department of Health and Human Services served on 1/31/2018, answer due 3/2/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were served by certified mail to US Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons returned. (mt) (Entered: 02/09/2018)
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