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Case TitleDanko Meredith v. National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB")
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2021cv06828
Date Filed2021-09-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson
PlaintiffDanko Meredith
Case DescriptionDanko Meredith, a law firm in Redwood Shores, California representing the family of William Goldman, who died when his small plane suddenly stopped functioning while in flight, submitted a FOIA request to the National Transportation Safety Board for records concerning the fatal crash. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Danko Meredith filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States of America National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB")
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2021-09-021COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") (Filing fee $402, receipt number 0971-16350061). Filed by Danko Meredith. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons in a Civil Action, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet)(Danko, Michael) (Filed on 9/2/2021) (Entered: 09/02/2021)
2021-09-022Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson. 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 9/16/2021. (asS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/2/2021) (Entered: 09/02/2021)
2021-09-033Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 11/25/2021. Initial Case Management Conference set for 12/2/2021 at 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom G, 15th Floor. (jlgS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/3/2021) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-034Summons Issued as to United States of America. (jlgS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/3/2021) (Entered: 09/03/2021)
2021-09-155CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Danko Meredith re Summons, Complaint etc. (Smith, Michael) (Filed on 9/15/2021) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
2021-09-156CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Danko Meredith re Summons, Complaint via Certified Mail (Smith, Michael) (Filed on 9/15/2021) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
2021-09-157CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Danko Meredith.. (Smith, Michael) (Filed on 9/15/2021) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
2021-09-158CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Danko Meredith re 7 Consent/Declination to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge (Smith, Michael) (Filed on 9/15/2021) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
2021-09-159CLERK'S NOTICE OF IMPENDING REASSIGNMENT TO A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Clerk of this Court will now randomly reassign this case to a District Judge because either (1) a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge, or (2) time is of the essence in deciding a pending judicial action for which the necessary consents to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction have not been secured. You will be informed by separate notice of the district judge to whom this case is reassigned. ALL HEARING DATES PRESENTLY SCHEDULED BEFORE THE CURRENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARE VACATED AND SHOULD BE RE-NOTICED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE TO WHOM THIS CASE IS REASSIGNED. This is a text only docket entry; there is no document associated with this notice. (rmm2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/15/2021) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
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