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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. Department of Health and Human Services
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2020cv00608
Date Filed2020-01-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Sallie Kim
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting
PlaintiffAura Bogado
Case DescriptionAura Bogado, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, submitted five FOIA requests to the Administration for Children and Families for records concerning electronic entries of unaccompanied minor children. CIR also requested a fee waiver for each request. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of its requests, Bogado and CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Health and Human Services
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2020-01-271COMPLAINT against Department of Health and Human Services ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-14111465.). Filed byThe Center for Investigative Reporting, Aura Bogado. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/27/2020) Modified on 2/5/2020 (hdjS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-272Certificate of Interested Entities by Aura Bogado, The Center for Investigative Reporting (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/27/2020) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-273Certificate of Interested Entities by Aura Bogado, The Center for Investigative Reporting Amended Certificate of Interested Entities (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/27/2020) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-274Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/27/2020) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-285Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim. 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 2/11/2020. (mbcS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2020) (Entered: 01/28/2020)
2020-01-286Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 4/20/2020. Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/27/2020 01:30 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom C, 15th Floor. (hdjS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2020) (Entered: 01/29/2020)
2020-01-297Summons Issued as to Department of Health and Human Services. (hdjS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/29/2020) (Entered: 01/29/2020)
2020-01-298CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Aura Bogado, The Center for Investigative Reporting.. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/29/2020) (Entered: 01/29/2020)
2020-02-059CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Aura Bogado, The Center for Investigative Reporting (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 2/5/2020) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
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