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Case TitleSouthern California Public Radio v. United States Small Business Administration
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2020cv06490
Date Filed2020-07-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Otis D. Wright, II
PlaintiffSouthern California Public Radio a non-profit organization
doing business as KPCC/LAist
Case DescriptionReporter Emily Guerin of KPCC/LA submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Small Business Administration for records concerning a list of recipients of payroll protection loans in California. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Guerin that it would provide the records in full. However, after hearing nothing from the agency, Guerin filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further, Guerin filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Small Business Administration
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2020-07-211COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-27298172 - Fee: $400, filed by plaintiff KPCC/LAist. (Attorney Karl Olson added to party KPCC/LAist(pty:pla))(Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-212CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff KPCC/LAist. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-213Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by plaintiff KPCC/LAist. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-214Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by plaintiff KPCC/LAist. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-215Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff KPCC/LAist. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-216NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff KPCC/LAist, identifying SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/21/2020)
2020-07-227NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Otis D. Wright, II and Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar. (lh) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-228NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (lh) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-229NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons RE: Summons Request 5 , Summons Request 3 , Summons Request 4 . The following error(s) was found: The caption of the summons must match the caption of the complaint verbatim. If the caption is too large to fit in the space provided, enter the name of the first party and then write see attached.Next, attach a face page of the complaint or a second page addendum to the Summons. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re-file your request. (lh) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2210Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2211Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2212Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2213NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons RE: Summons Request 10 , Summons Request 11 , Summons Request 12 . The following error(s) was found: The case number and/or judge(s)initials are incorrect. Matter is no longer pending before case opening clerk. Case number is MISSING. Official case number as assigned is :2:20cv06490 ODW (ASx), see docket no. 7.. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re-file your request. (lc) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2214Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2215Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2216Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/22/2020)
2020-07-2317NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons RE: Summons Request 14 , Summons Request 15 , Summons Request 16 . The following error(s) was found: Clerk was about to issue the resubmitted summons now with case number. However upon the attempt to issue the summon s, it was found that 1) The Clerk in Error, initially failed to find this was a Freedom of Information Act case when the first deficiency was issued. Freedom of Information act cases requires a 30 DAY summons to be issued. The pdfs are incorrect re 21 and or 60 day. Please Refer to court website under A0-440 Summons form section 4.... Exception: If a defendant is subject to a different time period for responding to the complaint, as described below, prepare a separate summons with the appropriate time period for that defendant. 30 days: if the case is filed under the Freedom of Information Act. 2) There is only one Named defendant UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Filer has prepared 2 separate summons as named defendants William P. Barr US Attorney General and Nicola T Hanna, US Attorney... these are Not Named defendants. Only one summons is issued re one defendant, if additional summons are requested, please correct the Named defendant area, accordingly. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re-file your request. (lc) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-2318MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Otis D Wright, II: This action has been assigned to the calendar of Judge Otis D. Wright II. Counsel are STRONGLY encouraged to review the Central Districts website for additional information.. The parties may consent to proceed before a Magistrate Judge appearing on the voluntary consent list. PLEASE refer to Local Rule 79-5 for the submission of CIVIL ONLY SEALED DOCUMENTS. CRIMINAL SEALED DOCUMENTS will remain the same. Please refer to the Judges procedures and schedules for detailed instructions for submission of sealed documents. (lc) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-2319AMENDED Notice of Deficiency in Request to Issue Summons 17 (see document re deficiencies as previously cited. Amended with NOTE :SEE ATTACHMENT OF FOIA 30 SUMMONS TO ASSIST FILER- Acceptable form). (Attachments: # 1 FOIA SMS FORM)(lc) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-2420Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-242130 DAYS Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 as to Defendant United States Small Business Administration. (lc) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-2922First NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Karlene Worthington Goller on behalf of Plaintiff Southern California Public Radio (Goller, Karlene) (Entered: 07/29/2020)
2020-07-2923PROOF OF SERVICE Executed Southern California Public Radio, upon Defendant United States Small Business Administration served on 7/27/2020, answer due 8/26/2020. Service of the Summons and Complaint were The officer agency or corporation was NOT served. 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 returned. (Olson, Karl) (Entered: 07/29/2020)
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