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Case TitleKXTV, LLC v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DistrictEastern District of California
CitySacramento
Case Number2:2019cv00415
Date Filed2019-03-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge John A. Mendez
PlaintiffKXTV, LLC
Doing business as ABC10
Case DescriptionKXTV, the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the immigration status of Omar Abdulsattar Ameen Husayn al-Sarhani al-Rawi, a Sacramento resident who had been accused of being a terrorist. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but denied it under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) because KXTV had not provided a waiver from Ameen or shown that disclosure was in the public interest. KXTV then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantOmar Abdulsattar Ameen
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Opinion/Order [13]
Opinion/Order [16]
Opinion/Order [18]
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2019-03-071COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by KXTV, LLC. Attorney Burke, Thomas R. added. (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0972-8147408) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -C, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-072CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Plaintiff KXTV, LLC dba ABC10. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-073[DISREGARDED] SEE 4 SUMMONS ISSUED as to *United States Citizenship and Immigration Services* with answer to complaint due within *60* days. Attorney *Thomas R. Burke* *Davis Wright Tremaine LLP* *505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800* *San Francisco, CA 94111*. (Mena-Sanchez, L) Modified on 3/7/2019 (Mena-Sanchez, L). (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-074CIVIL NEW CASE DOCUMENTS ISSUED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Order re Filing Requirements, # 3 VDRP) (Mena-Sanchez, L) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-075AMENDED SUMMONS ISSUED as to *United States Citizenship and Immigration Services* with answer to complaint due within *30* days. Attorney *Thomas R. Burke* *Davis Wright Tremaine LLP* *505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800* *San Francisco, CA 94111*. (Mena-Sanchez, L) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-256FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by KXTV, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 03/25/2019)
2019-04-017SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED by KXTV, LLC. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services served on 3/28/2019.(Attachments: # 1 POS on USAO re USCIS, # 2 POS on DHS Sac., # 3 POS on USAO re DHS)(Burke, Thomas) Modified on 4/2/2019 (York, M). (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-238NOTICE of RELATED CASE 2:18-mj-152 by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Attorney Taylor, Kelli L. added. (Taylor, Kelli) (Entered: 04/23/2019)
2019-05-179ANSWER by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.(Taylor, Kelli) (Entered: 05/17/2019)
2019-05-2810JOINT SCHEDULING REPORT by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Taylor, Kelli) (Entered: 05/28/2019)
2019-05-2911MINUTE ORDER: The Court adopts the parties suggested briefing schedule on cross-motions for summary judgment as outlined in the Joint Status Report 10 . The matter should be noticed for hearing on January 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (TEXT ENTRY ONLY)(Vine, H) (Entered: 05/29/2019)
2019-07-1712STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Extension of Time to File Vaughn Index by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Taylor, Kelli) (Entered: 07/17/2019)
2019-07-1813ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 7/18/19 GRANTING Defendant USCIS's time to produce the Vaughn index from 7/26/19 until 8/21/19. (Becknal, R) (Entered: 07/18/2019)
2019-08-1414NOTICE of Compliance with Court Order by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services re 13 Order. (Taylor, Kelli) Modified on 8/16/2019 (Mena-Sanchez, L). (Entered: 08/14/2019)
2019-08-2215MOTION to INTERVENE (unopposed) by Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Barbour, Rachelle) Modified on 8/26/2019 (Mena-Sanchez, L). (Entered: 08/22/2019)
2019-08-2316ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 8/23/19 GRANTING 15 Motion to Intervene, GRANTING Mr. Ameen permission to intervene in this matter. (Coll, A) (Entered: 08/23/2019)
2019-08-3017STIPULATION and PROPOSED ORDER for Extension of Time re Briefing Schedule by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Taylor, Kelli) (Entered: 08/30/2019)
2019-09-0318ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 8/30/19 EXTENDING the deadlines as follows: Intervenor shall provide his list of information(documents or redactions) that he waives any privacy interest in by 9/18/19; Defendant USCIS' advises whether it will produced the Intervenor's additional waived documents or the basis for withholding by 10/16/19; Plaintiff advises whether the August production and any further production based on Intervenor's waiver resolves this action by 10/31/19; Defendant USCIS's Motion for SummaryJudgment RESET to 11/21/19, (page limit 25); Plaintiff's Opposition to Summary Judgment RESET to 12/20/19, (page limit 25); Defendant USCIS's Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment RESET to 1/3/20, (page limit 15); Plaintiff's Sur-reply (Optional) RESET to 1/10/20, (page limit 5); and Hearing 1/14/20 @ 1:30p.m., (No Change) (Becknal, R) (Entered: 09/03/2019)
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