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Case TitleLos Angeles Times Communications LLC v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2020cv10911
Date Filed2020-12-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha
PlaintiffLos Angeles Times Communications LLC
Case DescriptionLos Angeles Times Communications filed five FOIA requests with the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the preparation of an Inspector General's report faulting the agency's operation of immigration detention centers. The newspaper also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged request of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Los Angeles Times Communications filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - In camera review, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantOffice of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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2020-12-011COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-29289138 - Fee: $402, filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M) (Attorney Daniel Aaron Laidman added to party Los Angeles Times Communications LLC(pty:pla))(Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-012CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-013NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, (Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-014Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Certificate/Notice of Interested Parties 3 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 , Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-015Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Selina Jessie MacLaren counsel for Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. Adding Selina MacLaren as counsel of record for Los Angeles Times Communications LLC for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Attorney Selina Jessie MacLaren added to party Los Angeles Times Communications LLC(pty:pla))(MacLaren, Selina) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-016Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Kelli L Sager counsel for Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. Adding Kelli L. Sager as counsel of record for Los Angeles Times Communications LLC for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communicaitons LLC. (Attorney Kelli L Sager added to party Los Angeles Times Communications LLC(pty:pla))(Sager, Kelli) (Entered: 12/01/2020)
2020-12-037NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Stephen V. Wilson and Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner. (et) (Entered: 12/03/2020)
2020-12-038NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 12/03/2020)
2020-12-03960 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 as to Defendants Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (et) (Entered: 12/03/2020)
2020-12-0410NEW CASE ORDER upon filing of the complaint by Judge Stephen V. Wilson. (pc) (Entered: 12/04/2020)
2020-12-1711NOTICE of New Case Order filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-New Case Order, # 2 Proof of Service)(Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 12/17/2020)
2020-12-2912STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to All Defendants, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendants U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.(Attorney Matthew Jimenez Barragan added to party Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew Jimenez Barragan added to party U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew Jimenez Barragan added to party U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(pty:dft))(Barragan, Matthew) (Entered: 12/29/2020)
2020-12-2913ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE (#20-195) approved by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. Pursuant to the recommended procedure adopted by the Court for the CREATION OF CALENDAR of Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, this case is transferred from Judge Stephen V. Wilson to the calendar of Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge 2:20-cv-10911 FLA (MRWx). (mrgo) (Entered: 12/29/2020)
2021-02-0314ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendant Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.(Attorney Matthew J Smock added to party Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew J Smock added to party U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew J Smock added to party U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(pty:dft))(Smock, Matthew) (Entered: 02/03/2021)
2021-02-2415INITIAL STANDING ORDER by Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha. (rrey) (Entered: 02/24/2021)
2021-02-2416NOTICE Of Initial Standing Order filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Initial Standing Order)(Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 02/24/2021)
2021-02-2417PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, re Notice (Other) 16 of Initial Standing Order served on February 24, 2021. (Laidman, Daniel) (Entered: 02/24/2021)
2021-02-2518NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: ATTACHMENT ONLY to Notice (Other)[16-1]. The following error(s) was/were found: Filer attached copy of court order with its active electronic headers intact, thus making current electronic headers to the attachment illegible. 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: 02/25/2021)
2021-03-1919ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha. Scheduling Conference set for 6/11/2021 at 01:00 PM before Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha. (gga) (Entered: 03/19/2021)
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