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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. Department of Labor
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2018cv02414
Date Filed2018-04-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting
PlaintiffJennifer Gollan
Case DescriptionJennifer Gollan, a staff reporter for "Reveal," produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, submitted a FOIA request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for data submitted under the Injury Tracking Application pursuant to the agency's final rule to improve such reporting. CIR also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told Gollan that it had located 237,000 records responsive to her request but was withholding them under Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). CIR filed an administrative appeal. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Labor
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2018-04-231COMPLAINT against The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12293702.). Filed byThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Proposed Order)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/23/2018) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-232Certificate of Interested Entities by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/23/2018) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-233Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. 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 5/7/2018. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/23/2018) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-234CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 4/23/2018) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
2018-04-235Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 8/8/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 8/15/2018 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. (jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/23/2018) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-246Summons Issued as to Department of Labor. (jjbS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/24/2018) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-05-017CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 5/1/2018) (Entered: 05/01/2018)
2018-05-238STIPULATION to Enlarge Time to Respond to 1 Complaint filed by Department of Labor and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), and Jennifer Gollan. (Reding, Ann) (Filed on 5/23/2018) Modified on 5/24/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). Modified on 5/24/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/23/2018)
2018-05-259CLERK'S NOTICE TO DEFENDANT Re: Consent or Declination: Defendant shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: Consent/Declination due by 6/8/2018. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/25/2018) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-06-0810CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Department of Labor.. (Reding, Ann) (Filed on 6/8/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-1311ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Department of Labor. (Reding, Ann) (Filed on 6/13/2018) Modified on 6/14/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-2712NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Douglas K. Chang (Chang, Douglas) (Filed on 6/27/2018) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-07-2313STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER to Vacate Case Management Conference Dates and Deadlines; Proposed Order filed by Department of Labor, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Jennifer Gollan. (Chang, Douglas) (Filed on 7/23/2018) Modified on 7/24/2018 (jjbS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/23/2018)
2018-07-2614ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 13 Stipulation to vacate the Initial Case Management Conference and deadlines. Status Report due by 12/12/2018. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/26/2018) (Entered: 07/26/2018)
2018-12-0615STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report; [Proposed] Order by Department of Labor. (Chang, Douglas) (Filed on 12/6/2018) (Entered: 12/06/2018)
2018-12-0716ORDER re: Joint Status Report, granting stipulation 15 . Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 12/7/2018. (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/7/2018) (Entered: 12/07/2018)
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