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Case TitleBronson et al v. United States Customs and Border Protection
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2018cv03156
Date Filed2018-05-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore
PlaintiffJennifer Bronson
PlaintiffClement Chin
PlaintiffKevin Shimamoto
Case DescriptionJennifer Bronson, Clement Chin, and Kevin Shimamoto, managing members of North America 3PL and Berkeley Healthcare Dynamic, submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records of communications referencing the two companies. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Bronson, Chin, and Shimamoto filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Customs and Border Protection
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-05-251COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 against United States Customs and Border Protection ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12387061.). Filed byJennifer Bronson, Kevin Shimamoto, Clement Chin. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Barnes, Suzette) (Filed on 5/25/2018) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-05-252Proposed Summons. (Barnes, Suzette) (Filed on 5/25/2018) (Entered: 05/25/2018)
2018-05-293Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore. 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 6/12/2018. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2018) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-05-294Summons Issued as to United States Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2018) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-05-295Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 8/21/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 8/28/2018 01:30 PM. (jmlS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2018) (Entered: 05/29/2018)
2018-06-086CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Jennifer Bronson, Clement Chin, Kevin Shimamoto.. (Barnes, Suzette) (Filed on 6/8/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
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by FOIA Project Staff