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Case Name American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security IM-CA-0127
Docket / Court 3:18-cv-04105-LB ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Trump Administration FOIA cases
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU of Northern California
Case Summary
In December 2017, the ACLU of Northern California submitted a request to the the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seeking documents related to the agency's use of a private contractor known as G4S Secure Solutions to restrain, process, and transport immigration ... read more >
In December 2017, the ACLU of Northern California submitted a request to the the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seeking documents related to the agency's use of a private contractor known as G4S Secure Solutions to restrain, process, and transport immigration detainees. G4S had reportedly been involved in instances of assault and neglect against detainees in their custody, including a 2014 incident during which a detainee died. The ACLU specifically sought records regarding the policies and procedures used by G4S and the manner in which the company was awarded its contracts with the government, totaling in excess of $200 million. The agency did not provide the records to the ACLU.

On July 10, 2018, the ACLU filed this suit against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in U.S. District Court, California Northern District. The ACLU, represented by private counsel and in-house attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, specifically an order directing the defendant to release the requested records; a declaration that the defendant's refusal to provide the records was illegal; and attorneys' fees. The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Laura Beeler.

On September 29, 2018, Judge Beeler set an initial case management hearing for November 1, 2018. As of October 2018, the case remains ongoing.

Nathaniel Flack - 10/04/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Records Disclosure
Immigration/Border
Detention - conditions
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description ACLU of Northern California
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU of Northern California
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing IM-CA-0122 : Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal.)
Docket(s)
3:18-cv-4105 (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0127-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0127-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Beeler, Laurel (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
IM-CA-0127-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Chatterjee, Indra Neel (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Chen, Ian (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Els, Andrea Scripa (Massachusetts)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Hyde, Hayes P. (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Mass, Julia Harumi (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Ong, Andrew Shichen (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Talla, Vasudha (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Vu, Hong-An (California)
IM-CA-0127-0001 | IM-CA-0127-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Molinari, Gioconda R. (California)
IM-CA-0127-9000

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