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Case TitleShelby Eidson v. Department of State
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2018cv09092
Date Filed2018-10-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge R. Gary Klausner
PlaintiffShelby Eidson
Case DescriptionShelby Eidson submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning a letter from Istanbul Counsel General Charles Hunter to the manager of the Steigenberger Maslak Istanbul hotel concerning allegations of sexual assault. Eidson also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and eventually asked Eidson if she was still interested in her request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Eidson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of State
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2018-10-221COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-22622044 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Shelby Eidson. (Attorney Colleen Flynn added to party Shelby Eidson(pty:bkmov))(Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-222Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 filed by Plaintiff Shelby Eidson. (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-223CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Movant Shelby Eidson. (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-224NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Shelby Eidson, (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/22/2018)
2018-10-235NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge R. Gary Klausner and Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (et) (Entered: 10/23/2018)
2018-10-236NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 10/23/2018)
2018-10-23760 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 as to Defendant Department of State. (et) (Entered: 10/23/2018)
2018-10-248STANDING ORDER REGARDING NEWLY ASSIGNED CASES by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (sw) (Entered: 10/24/2018)
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