Chetal v. DOJ, No. 18-03731, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180937 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 22, 2018) (Chen, J.)

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

Chetal v. DOJ, No. 18-03731, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180937 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 22, 2018) (Chen, J.)

Re:  Request for records concerning certain mine

Disposition:  Denying plaintiff's motion to expedite discovery

  • Litigation Considerations, Discovery:  The court holds that "[t]he motion [for discovery] is denied."  "[Plaintiff's] reliance on 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E) is misplaced."  "That [portion of the] statute [regarding expedited processing] is inapplicable."  "It does not apply to discovery."
     
  • Litigation Considerations, Preliminary Injunctions:  The court holds that, "[t]o the extent [plaintiff] has moved for a preliminary injunction . . . the request for relief is also denied."  "He has failed to show, inter alia, a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable injury."
Topic: 
Adequacy of Search
Discovery
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated January 31, 2019