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Case TitleThe Appeal, Inc. et al v. United States Department of Justices Office of Justice Programs
DistrictCentral District of California
CityEastern Division - Riverside
Case Number5:2022cv02111
Date Filed2022-11-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John F. Walter
PlaintiffThe Appeal, Inc.
PlaintiffEthan Corey
Case DescriptionThe Appeal, a non-profit news agency that covers the impact of the criminal legal system on vulnerable communities, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs for records concerning the number of jail deaths reported for each facility from 2000-2018. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and identified 182, 611responsive records. The agency withheld them all under Exemption 3 (other statutes), citing 34 U.S.C. ยงยง 10134 and 10231, which pertains to research or statistical information collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that must be kept confidential. The Appeal filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, which was denied on modified ground. The Appeal then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs
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2022-11-281COMPLAINT Receipt No: ACACDC-34386912 - Fee: $402, filed by Plaintiffs The Appeal, Inc., Ethan Corey. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-N to Complaint, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet) (Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party Ethan Corey(pty:pla), Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party The Appeal, Inc.(pty:pla))(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 11/28/2022)
2022-11-282Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc.. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 11/28/2022)
2022-11-283CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 11/28/2022)
2022-11-304NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge John F. Walter and Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon. (jtil) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-305NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (jtil) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-306Notice to Counsel Re Consent to Proceed Before a United States Magistrate Judge. (jtil) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-30730 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to Defendant United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. (jtil) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-11-308NOTICE OF PRO HAC VICE APPLICATION DUE for Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton. A document recently filed in this case lists you as an out-of-state attorney of record. However, the Court has not been able to locate any record that you are admitted to the Bar of this Court, and you have not filed an application to appear Pro Hac Vice in this case. Accordingly, within 5 business days of the date of this notice, you must either (1) have your local counsel file an application to appear Pro Hac Vice (Form G-64) and pay the applicable fee, or (2) complete the next section of this form and return it to the court at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov. You have been removed as counsel of record from the docket in this case, and you will not be added back to the docket until your Pro Hac Vice status has been resolved. (jtil) (Entered: 11/30/2022)
2022-12-019STANDING ORDER by Judge John F. Walter. READ THIS ORDER CAREFULLY. IT CONTROLS THE CASE AND DIFFERS IN SOME RESPECTS FROM THE LOCAL RULES. This action has been assigned to the calendar of Judge John F. Walter. (iv) (Entered: 12/01/2022)
2022-12-0610APPLICATION of Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee - $500 Fee Paid, Receipt No. ACACDC-34430029) filed by Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Burns, Sarah) (Entered: 12/06/2022)
2022-12-0611NOTICE of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Pro Hac Vice Application RE: APPLICATION of Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee - $500 Fee Paid, Receipt No. ACACDC-34430029) 10 . The following error(s) was/were found: Case information is incomplete. DJ and MJ initials missing on application and proposed order. Please note DJ and MJ Notice of Assignment, dated 11/30/22, Dkt. 4. (lt) (Entered: 12/06/2022)
2022-12-0612NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION of Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee - $500.00 Previously Paid on 12/6/2022, Receipt No. ACACDC-34430029) filed by Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Burns, Sarah) (Entered: 12/06/2022)
2022-12-0713NOTICE of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Pro Hac Vice Application RE: NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION of Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc. (Pro Hac Vice Fee - $500.00 Previously Paid on 12/6/2022, Receipt No. ACACDC-34430029) 12 . The following error(s) was/were found: Incorrect event selected. Correct event is Appear Pro Hac Vice (G-64) Other error(s) with document(s): Document is an Application not a Noticed Motion. See form caption. (lt) (Entered: 12/07/2022)
2022-12-0714ORDER ON APPLICATION OF NON-RESIDENT ATTORNEY TO APPEAR IN A SPECIFIC CASE PRO HAC VICE by Judge John F. Walter. APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs The Appeal, Inc. and Ethan Corey, designating Sarah Burns as local counsel. granting 12 Non-Resident Attorney Leena M. Charlton (rolm) (Entered: 12/07/2022)
2022-12-0915NOTICE of Change of Lead Counsel changing lead counsel from Sarah E. Burns to Thomas R. Burke. filed by Plaintiffs Ethan Corey, The Appeal, Inc., (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 12/09/2022)
2022-12-2916STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs answer now due 2/6/2023, re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by defendant United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.(Attorney John Christopher Korevec added to party United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs(pty:dft))(Korevec, John) (Entered: 12/29/2022)
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