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Case TitleLawrence P. Kalbers v. U.S. Department of Justice
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2018cv08439
Date Filed2018-10-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge John E. McDermott
PlaintiffLawrence P. Kalbers
Case DescriptionLawrence Kalbers, a professor of accounting ethics at Loyola Marymount University, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the plea agreement in U.S. v. Volkswagen. The agency denied Kalbers' request, claiming Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding). Kalbers filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Kalber filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUS Department of Justice
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2018-10-011COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-22508707 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Lawrence P kalbers. (Attorney Daniel S Jacobs added to party Lawrence P kalbers(pty:pla))(Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-012CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff Lawrence P kalbers. (Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-013Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Lawrence P kalbers. (Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-024Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Summons Request 3 filed by Plaintiff Lawrence P kalbers. (Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-025NOTICE TO COUNSEL re Magistrate Judge Direct Assignment Program. This case has been randomly assigned to Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott. (Attachments: # 1 CV-11C) (esa) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-02630 DAY Summons issued re Complaint 1 as to defendant US Department of Justice. (esa) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-027NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Attorney Case Opening. The following error(s) was found: No Notice of Interested Parties has been filed. A Notice of Interested Parties must be filed with every partys first appearance. See Local Rule 7.1-1. Counsel must file a Notice of Interested Parties immediately. Failure to do so may be addressed by judicial action, including sanctions. See Local Rule 83-7. (esa) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-038NOTICE Notice of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Lawrence P. Kalbers. (Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-10-189REMINDER NOTICE re Magistrate Judge Direct Assignment Program. Each party must file form CV-11C within the consent deadlines pursuant to L.R. 73-2. Additionally, the parties are directed to L.R. 73-2.2 Proof of Service. In any case in which only a magistrate judge is initially assigned, plaintiff must file a proof of service within 10 days of service of the summons and complaint as to each defendant. (san) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-2210PROOF OF SERVICE Executed Lawrence P. Kalbers, upon Defendant US Department of Justice served on 10/4/2018, answer due 11/5/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon the United States Attorneys Office by delivering a copy to G. Ortega. Executed upon the Attorney Generals Office of the United States by delivering a copy to Emily Sase. Executed upon the officer agency or corporation by delivering a copy to Emily Sase. Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons NOT returned. Service under Rule 4(i)(1)(A)(ii) and 4(i)(1)(B) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Jacobs, Daniel) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-2411STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to US Department of Justice answer now due 11/20/2018, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 filed by Defendant US Department of Justice.(Attorney Alarice M Medrano added to party US Department of Justice(pty:dft))(Medrano, Alarice) (Entered: 10/24/2018)
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