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Case TitleAmerican Small Business League v. United States Small Business Administration
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2022cv03325
Date Filed2022-06-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
PlaintiffAmerican Small Business League
Case DescriptionThe American Small Business League submitted a FOIA request for records concerning prime contracts awarded by the agency in FY 2017. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and indicated it would begin to process the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, ASBL filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Small Business Administration
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2022-06-071COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under the Freedom of Information Act against United States Small Business Administration ( Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACANDC-17244599.). Filed byAmerican Small Business League. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to Merrick Garland, # 3 Summons to United States Small Business Administration, # 4 Summons to United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of CA)(Olson, Karl) (Filed on 6/7/2022) (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-082Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. 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. A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2022) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
2022-06-09Electronic filing error . Incorrect event used for Proposed Summons. [err101]This filing will not be processed by the clerks office.Please re-file Summons using the "proposed summons" event. Re: 1 - attachments 2,3 and 4, filed by American Small Business League (ark, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-093Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 8/31/2022. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/7/2022 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. (ark, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-094Proposed Summons. (Olson, Karl) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-095Proposed Summons. (Olson, Karl) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-096Proposed Summons. (Olson, Karl) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
2022-06-097Summons Issued as to United States Small Business Administration, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ark, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/9/2022) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/9/2022: # 1 Summons) (ark, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/9/2022: # 2 Corrected Summons) (ark, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/09/2022)
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