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Case TitleWayne Gall v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2018cv03553
Date Filed2018-04-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dale S. Fischer
PlaintiffWayne Gall an individual
Case DescriptionWayne Gall submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning the agency's 2011 warning about metal-on-metal hip implants. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Gall that it would not be able to begin processing the request for another 2-4 months. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Gall filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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2018-04-261COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-21658700 - Fee: $400, filed by plaintiff Wayne Gall. (Attorney Brice E Bryan added to party Wayne Gall(pty:pla))(Bryan, Brice) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-262CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff Wayne Gall. (Bryan, Brice) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-263NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by plaintiff Wayne Gall, (Bryan, Brice) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-274NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Dale S. Fischer and Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (ghap) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-275NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (ghap) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-306STANDING ORDER FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE DALE S. FISCHER upon filing of the complaint by Judge Dale S. Fischer. If a party would be entitled to attorneys fees, counsel are referred to the Order Re Fees found on Court's website under Judge Fischer's Procedures and Schedules contained in the Judge's Requirements tab. Read all Orders carefully. They govern this case and differ in some respects from the Local Rules. COUNSEL ARE ORDERED TO PROVIDE A MANDATORY CHAMBERS COPY OF THE COMPLAINT, NOTICE OF REMOVAL, AND ANY OTHER INITIATING DOCUMENTS. (dp) (Entered: 04/30/2018)
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