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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), et al v. U.S. Department of Labor
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv02008
Date Filed2018-04-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)
PlaintiffWill Evans
Case DescriptionCenter for Investigative Reporting Staffwriter Will Evans submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Labor for records concerning EEO-1 reports pertaining to various federal contractors. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. It denied Evans' request under Exemption 4 (confidential business information). Evans submitted another FOIA request for correspondence concerning the agency's interaction with the contractors pertaining to the confidentiality of the information. The agency acknowledged receipt of that request and denied it as well under Exemption 4. Evans filed administrative appeals of the denials, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Evans and CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Labor
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2018-04-021COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against U.S. Department of Labor (Filing fee $ 400.00, receipt number 0971-12239866.). Filed by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), Will Evans. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet, # 11 Summons) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/2/2018) Modified on 4/3/2018 (gbaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-022Certificate of Interested Entities by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/2/2018) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-023Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 4/16/2018. (srnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/2/2018) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-034Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 7/6/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 7/13/2018 02:00 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom G, 15th Floor. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/3/2018) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-035Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Labor. (gbaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/3/2018) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-046CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Will Evans, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/4/2018) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-057CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Will Evans, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/5/2018) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
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