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Case TitleNational Public Radio, Inc. et al v. U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2020cv08307
Date Filed2020-09-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Otis D. Wright, II
PlaintiffNational Public Radio, Inc.
PlaintiffTom Dreisbach
Case DescriptionNational Public Radio reporter Tom Dreisbach submitted a FOIA request to U.S. International Development Finance Corporation for records concerning a loan to Eastman Kodak to manufacture drug components. Dreisbach also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency granted Dreisbach's requests for expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency told Dreisbach that his request was being processed in the expedited queue but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Dreisbach filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Agency - Federal

DefendantU.S. International Development Finance Corporation
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2020-09-101COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-28026575 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs National Public Radio, Inc., Tom Dreisbach. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party Tom Dreisbach(pty:pla), Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party National Public Radio, Inc.(pty:pla))(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 09/10/2020)
2020-09-102CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs Tom Dreisbach, National Public Radio, Inc.. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 09/10/2020)
2020-09-103Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiffs Tom Dreisbach, National Public Radio, Inc.. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 09/10/2020)
2020-09-104NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs Tom Dreisbach, National Public Radio, Inc., (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 09/10/2020)
2020-09-105CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Plaintiff National Public Radio, Inc. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 09/10/2020)
2020-09-116NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Otis D. Wright, II and Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian. (esa) (Entered: 09/11/2020)
2020-09-117NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (esa) (Entered: 09/11/2020)
2020-09-11821/60 DAY Summons issued re Complaint 1 as to defendant U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. (esa) (Entered: 09/11/2020)
2020-10-149NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Amy Powell on behalf of Defendant U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (Attorney Amy Powell added to party U.S. International Development Finance Corporation(pty:dft))(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 10/14/2020)
2020-10-1410ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendant U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 10/14/2020)
2020-10-1411NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Answer to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 10 by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. The following error(s) was/were found: Local Rule 7.1-1 No Notice of Interested Parties and/or no copies. In response to this notice, the Court may: (1) order an amended or correct document to be filed; (2) order the document stricken; or (3) take other action as the Court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the Court directs you to do so. (lc) (Entered: 10/14/2020)
2020-10-1512MINUTE 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: 10/15/2020)
2020-10-1513ORDER that the Scheduling Conference is set for February 8, 2021 1:30 PM ; compliance with FRCP 16, and 26(f) and filing of joint report; Counsel for plaintiff shall immediately serve this Order on all parties, including any new parties to the action by Judge Otis D Wright, II (lc) (Entered: 10/15/2020)
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