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Case TitleThe University of Washington et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
CitySeattle
Case Number2:2018cv01396
Date Filed2018-09-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Barbara J. Rothstein
PlaintiffThe University of Washington a Washington state agency
PlaintiffThe Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington a research center created by state law
PlaintiffAngelina Godoy director of the Center
Case DescriptionThe Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington submitted 12 FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the human rights impact of federal immigration enforcement in the State of Washington. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but had only responded to two of the requests when the University filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
DefendantUS Immigration and Customs Enforcement
DefendantUnited States Customs and Border Protection
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2018-09-211COMPLAINT against defendant(s) United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Receipt # 0981-5481227) Attorney Jordan Clark added to party Angelina Godoy(pty:pla), Attorney Jordan Clark added to party The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington(pty:pla), Attorney Jordan Clark added to party The University of Washington(pty:pla), filed by The University of Washington, Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-KK, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-24Hon. Brian A Tsuchida added. (CDA) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-09-242Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant(s) United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(CDA) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-10-023APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Thomas R. Burke FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-5493492 (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-024ORDER re 3 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Thomas R Burke for Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, and for The University of Washington, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only. NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (DS) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-165CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington re 2 Summons Issued, 1 Complaint,, to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-166CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington re 2 Summons Issued, 1 Complaint,, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 10/16/2018)
2018-10-297CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 10/29/2018)
2018-11-148PRAECIPE TO ISSUE SUMMONS by Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 11/14/2018)
2018-11-159Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendant(s) United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Attachments: # 1 US Attorney's Office, Washington D.C)(AE) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-2910NOTICE of Change of Address/Change of Name of Attorney Jordan Clark. Filed by Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington. (Clark, Jordan) Modified firm address on 11/29/2018 (DS). (Entered: 11/29/2018)
2018-11-3011NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michelle R. Lambert on behalf of Defendants United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 11/30/2018)
2018-11-3012NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO A US MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND DECLINATION OF CONSENT FORM. Each party will be deemed to have knowingly and voluntarily consented to proceed before the assigned Magistrate Judge, The Hon. Brian A. Tsuchida, if this form is not returned by 12/7/2018. Please Note: Forms must not be electronically filed with the Court. (KMP) (Entered: 11/30/2018)
2018-12-0313MINUTE ORDER REASSIGNING CASE by William M. McCool. Case reassigned to Judge Barbara J. Rothstein for all further proceedings. Hon. Brian A Tsuchida no longer assigned to case. cc to BJR. (AE) (Entered: 12/03/2018)
2018-12-0414ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due by 1/15/2019, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 1/2/2019, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 1/8/2019, by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (LW) (Entered: 12/04/2018)
2018-12-1715ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.(Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 12/17/2018)
2019-01-0816Unopposed MOTION to Stay Deadlines , filed by Defendants United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/8/2019, (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 01/08/2019)
2019-01-1417MINUTE ORDER: The United States' 16 Unopposed MOTION to Stay Deadlines is GRANTED. All pending deadlines are STAYED and EXTENDED commensurate with duration of the lapse in appropriations. The Government shall notify the Court once appropriations have been received. Authorized by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (LW) (Entered: 01/14/2019)
2019-01-2918NOTICE of Appropriations Rec'd and Proposed Order re resetting deadlines ; filed by Defendants US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 01/29/2019)
2019-01-3019MINUTE ORDER re 18 Notice of Appropriations Rec'd and Order re resetting deadlines . Joint Status Report due by 2/15/2019 now that government funding is restored. Authorized by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein. (TH) (Entered: 01/30/2019)
2019-02-1320Stipulated MOTION for Relief of 26(F) Conference, Initial Disclosures and Joint Status Report , filed by Plaintiffs Angelina Godoy, The Center for Human Rights at The University of Washington, The University of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 2/13/2019, (Clark, Jordan) (Entered: 02/13/2019)
2019-03-1121ORDER granting 20 stipulated motion for relief from initial disclosure and discovery plan deadline. A Joint Status Report is due by 3/29/2019. Signed by Judge Barbara J. Rothstein.(RM) (Entered: 03/11/2019)
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