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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CIVIL DO...
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DeQing Kong
TERMINATED: 02/12/2014
represented by Ira J Kurzban
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICE...
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Nuong Lien Luong represented by Ira J Kurzban
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
David ...
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Van Der Ham
TERMINATED: 02/12/2014
represented by Ira J Kurzban
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICE...
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V.
Defendant
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services represented by Geoffrey Forney
US Department ...
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450 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-305-4193
Fax: 202-305-7000
Email: sarah.maloney2@usdoj.gov
ATTOR...
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Defendant
Rosemary Melville
U S Citizenship and Immigration Services California
Service Center
TERMINATED: 02...
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Sarah Maloney
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Lori Scialabba
Acting Director, U.S. C...
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09/14/2012 4 NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR: Due to clerical error Re: Notice to Parties of Court-Directed ADR Prog...
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10/03/2012 11 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER PLAINTIFFS' EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING
ORDE...
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issue regarding the settlement conference. All counsel agree that the magistrate judge may conduct separate,...
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Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 1 to First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit 2 to First Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit 3...
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01/21/2015 31 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Sarah Maloney on behalf of Defendants Jeh Johnson, Dani...
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CIVIL D...
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ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Ira J Kurzban
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
Bei Guo repres...
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(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
Jing Zhang represented by Vera A Weisz
(See above f...
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ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Sarah Maloney
US Department of Justice
Civil Division - Office of Immigration Litigat...
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Sarah Maloney
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Lori Scialabba
Acting Director, USCIS...
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06/16/2014 5 NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Dale S. Fischer and Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljia...
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08/04/2014 14 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Glenn M Girdharry on behalf of Defendants Nicholas Colu...
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01/26/2015 23 MINUTES OF Motion Hearing and Status Conference Pursuant to Plaintiff's Request held before Ju...
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Courtney Carlsson v. USCIS and Marzieh Adab v. USCIS docket as of 2-21-2015

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Courtney Carlsson v. USCIS and Marzieh Adab v. USCIS docket as of 2-21-2015. These two EB-5 cases are still live but perhaps won't have much further to go.

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Courtney Carlsson v. USCIS and Marzieh Adab v. USCIS docket as of 2-21-2015

  1. 1. Page 1 of 22 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles) CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:12-cv-07893-CAS-AGR Courtney Carlsson et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al Assigned to: Judge Christina A. Snyder Referred to: Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg Related Case: 2:14-cv-04597-CAS-AGR Cause: 05:551 Administrative Procedure Act Date Filed: 09/13/2012 Jury Demand: None Nature of Suit: 465 Other Immigration Actions Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant Plaintiff Courtney Carlsson represented by Ira J Kurzban Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt PA 2650 SW 27th Avenue Suite 200 Miami, FL 33133 305-444-0060 Fax: 305-444-3503 Email: ira@kkwtlaw.com ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Guidong Jiang represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff
  2. 2. Page 2 of 22 DeQing Kong TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Ye Yen Lai represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Wong Ai Lee TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Ni Li represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Wei Li represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Jimin Lim represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff
  3. 3. Page 3 of 22 Nuong Lien Luong represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff David Martin represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Patel N Rajeshbhai TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Giti Seyedsalehi represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Hongli Shi TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Amrit Pal Toor represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff
  4. 4. Page 4 of 22 Van Der Ham TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Mengyou Yao represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Eun Sook Yoo represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Ai Lee Wong represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Gerardus Van Der Ham represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Rajeshbhai N Patel represented by Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
  5. 5. Page 5 of 22 V. Defendant United States Citizenship and Immigration Services represented by Geoffrey Forney US Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation - District Court Section 450 5th Street NW Room 6104 Washington, DC 20001 202-532-4329 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: geoff.forney@usdoj.gov LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry US Department of Justice Civil Division - Immigration Litigation PO Box 868 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 202-532-4807 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: glenn.girdharry@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED OIL-DCS Trial Attorney Office of Immigration Litigation District Court Section PO Box 868 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 202-305-0598 Email: oil-dcs.cacd@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney US Department of Justice Civil Division - Office of Immigration Litigation
  6. 6. Page 6 of 22 450 Fifth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-305-4193 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: sarah.maloney2@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Janet Naplitano Secretary U S Dept of Homeland Security TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED OIL-DCS Trial Attorney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Alejandro Mayorkas Director U S Citizenship and Immigration Services TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED OIL-DCS Trial Attorney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
  7. 7. Page 7 of 22 Defendant Rosemary Melville U S Citizenship and Immigration Services California Service Center TERMINATED: 02/12/2014 represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED OIL-DCS Trial Attorney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Jeh Johnson Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security represented by Geoffrey Forney US Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation - District Court Section 450 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-532-4329 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: geoff.forney@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Daniel Renaud Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, California Service Center represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
  8. 8. Page 8 of 22 Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Lori Scialabba Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Date Filed # Docket Text 09/13/2012 1 COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Case assigned to Judge Christina A. Snyder for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. (Filing fee $ 350 PAID.), filed by Plaintiffs Eun Sook Yoo, Mengyou Yao, Wong Ai Lee, David Martin, DeQing Kong, Jimin Lim, Courtney Carlsson, Patel N Rajeshbhai, Ni Li, Amrit Pal Toor, Giti Seyedsalehi, Hongli Shi, Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, Ye Yen Lai, Wei Li, Nuong Lien Luong, Van Der Ham, Guidong Jiang. (et) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/14/2012: # 1 Ntc of Asgmt, # 2Summons, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet) (mg). (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/14/2012: # 4 Exhibit Part 1, # 5 Exhibit Part 3, # 6 Exhibit Part 4) (mg). (Entered: 09/13/2012) 09/13/2012 60 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery) 1 as to Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (et) (Entered: 09/13/2012) 09/13/2012 2 CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs Courtney Carlsson, Van Der Ham, Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, Guidong Jiang, DeQing Kong, Ye Yen Lai, Wong Ai Lee, Ni Li, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, Nuong Lien Luong, David Martin, Patel N Rajeshbhai, Giti Seyedsalehi, Hongli Shi, Amrit Pal Toor, Mengyou Yao, Eun Sook Yoo. (et) (mg). (Entered: 09/13/2012) 09/13/2012 3 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 09/13/2012)
  9. 9. Page 9 of 22 09/14/2012 4 NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR: Due to clerical error Re: Notice to Parties of Court-Directed ADR Program (ADR-8) 3 , the above listed case does not qualify for the ADR Program and therefore should not have been added. (et) (Entered: 09/14/2012) 09/14/2012 5 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Geoffrey Forney on behalf of Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 09/14/2012) 09/25/2012 6 EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to Defendants' Treatment of Plaintiffs' and Derivative Beneficiaries' Immigration Status. If this is filed during normal business hours, please contact the courtroom deputy assigned to the judge. If you are filing this document after 5:00 Monday through Friday, on a weekend or holiday, and need immediate judicial review, please call 213-894-2485 to advise that a Temporary Restraining Order has been electronically filed. Failure to call the courtroom deputy, or the after hours filing contact number, may result in a delay of judicial review. Ex Parte Application filed by Plaintiff Courtney Carlsson. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Ex. A: Affidavit of Courtney Victoria Manuella Carlsson, # 3 Exhibit Ex. B: Affidavit of DeQuing Kong, # 4 Exhibit Ex. C Affidavit of Gerardus Johannes Van Der Ham, # 5 Exhibit Ex. D: Declaration of Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, # 6 Exhibit Ex. E: Declaration of Giti Seyedsalehi, # 7 Exhibit Ex. F: Affidavit of Amrit Pal Toor)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 09/25/2012) 09/27/2012 7 MEMORANDUM in Opposition to EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to Defendants' Treatment of Plaintiffs' and Derivative Beneficiaries' Immigration Status. If this is filed during normal business hours, please contact the courtroom deputy assign 6 filed by Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Excerpts from Administrative Record), # 2 Proposed Order)(Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 09/27/2012) 09/27/2012 8 EX PARTE APPLICATION to Exceed Page Limitation Defedants' Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order filed by Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 09/27/2012) 09/27/2012 9 Notice of Electronic Filing re EX PARTE APPLICATION to Exceed Page Limitation Defedants' Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order 8 , MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Motion,, 7 e- mailed to oilcacd@civ.usdoj.gov bounced due to 5.1.2 - Bad destination host 'DNS Hard Error looking up civ.usdoj.gov. Notifications resent to Angela.Williams@usdoj.gov Pursuant to the General Order and Local Rules it is the attorneys obligation to maintain all personal contact information including e-mail address in the CM/ECF system. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(tyw) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 09/27/2012) 09/27/2012 10 REPLY in support of EX PARTE APPLICATION for Temporary Restraining Order as to Defendants' Treatment of Plaintiffs' and Derivative Beneficiaries' Immigration Status. If this is filed during normal business hours, please contact the courtroom deputy assign 6 filed by Plaintiff Courtney Carlsson. (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 09/27/2012)
  10. 10. Page 10 of 22 10/03/2012 11 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER PLAINTIFFS' EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (filed September 25, 2012) by Judge Christina A. Snyder: The Court finds that plaintiffs have not made a sufficient showing entitling them to a temporary restraining order. Accordingly, plaintiffs' application for a TRO is hereby DENIED. In light of the potential hardships to plaintiffs here, the Court sets a status conference for October 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. 6 Ex Parte Application for TRO (bp) (Entered: 10/04/2012) 10/05/2012 12 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Reschedule status conference filed by plaintiffs Courtney Carlsson, Van Der Ham, Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, Guidong Jiang, DeQing Kong, Ye Yen Lai, Wong Ai Lee, Ni Li, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, Nuong Lien Luong, David Martin, Patel N Rajeshbhai, Giti Seyedsalehi, Hongli Shi, Amrit Pal Toor, Mengyou Yao, Eun Sook Yoo. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 10/05/2012) 10/05/2012 13 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Reschedule Status Conference filed by Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 10/05/2012) 10/05/2012 14 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Glenn M Girdharry on behalf of Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Girdharry, Glenn) (Entered: 10/05/2012) 10/09/2012 15 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Christina A. Snyder: Since the filing of Plaintiffs' Unopposed Notice of Motion and Motion to Continue Status Conference 12 and Defendants' Motion to Reset Hearing Date or for Leave to Appear Telephonically 13 , the Court has been notified that counsel for both sides will be present at the Status Conference set on 10/11/2012 at 1:00 PM. Therefore, the Court finds the motions moot. Court Reporter: Not Present. (gk) (Entered: 10/10/2012) 10/11/2012 16 MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Christina A. Snyder: The Court confers with counsel. The Court orders defendants to produce the Administrative Record on compact disk (CD) forthwith. Plaintiff may conduct discovery as follows: Up to and including ten Interrogatories; and Production of documents re: change in policy over the last 12 months. The Court sets a Further Status Conference on 1/14/2013 11:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder, regarding the case and setting of dates. Counsel shall file a Joint Report re: Dates on or before 1/7/2013. Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg has agreed to preside over the action for settlement purposes. Counsel shall contact her Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Marine Pogosyan regarding Judge Rosenberg's calendar. Court Reporter: Laura Elias. (gk) (Entered: 10/16/2012) 10/18/2012 17 SCHEDULING NOTICE RE TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg 16 . A Telephone Conference is set for 10/19/2012 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. The Court will initiate the call. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(mp) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/18/2012) 10/19/2012 18 MINUTES OF Telephone Conference held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. Telephonic conference held off the record regarding settlement conference dates. Settlement conference shall take place on November 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. or when counsel arrive at the Spring Street courthouse after the hearing in Santa Ana, whichever is earlier. A separate order shall
  11. 11. Page 11 of 22 issue regarding the settlement conference. All counsel agree that the magistrate judge may conduct separate, confidential settlement sessions with each side beginning today. (mp) (Entered: 10/19/2012) 10/19/2012 19 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg re: Telephone Conference 18 . SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a settlement conference on November 5, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, in Courtroom "B"- 8th floor. On or before October 29, 2012, each party shall deliver or fax to the chambers of Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg at (213) 894-2934 a Confidential Settlement Conference Statement. EACH PARTY SHALL APPEAR AT THE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN PERSON, absent Court permission to participate telephonically. The appearing party, or party representative, is to have authority to settle the case. (See Order for details.) (mp) (Entered: 10/19/2012) 10/24/2012 20 RESCHEDULING NOTICE by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg re: SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 19 . The Settlement Conference previously scheduled for 11/5/2012 2:00 p.m. has been rescheduled. Settlement Conference is set for 11/5/2012 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(mp) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 10/24/2012) 11/05/2012 21 MINUTES OF Settlement Conference held before Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg, Settlement conference held November 5, 2012. The matter was called and the parties stated their appearances. The settlement conference was conducted off the record. The Government shall respond to the proposal by November 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. by contacting the Judges Clerk, Marine Pogosyan at 213-894-5419. Court Recorder: CS 11-5-12. (lmh) (Entered: 11/05/2012) 11/14/2012 22 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg re: Settlement Conference, 21 . SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. On November 5, 2012, the settlement conference was conducted off the record. At the settlement conference the Court ordered the Government to respond to the proposal by November 13, 2012. On November 13, 2012, the Government contacted the court and accepted the proposal. The matter is SETTLED. (mp) (Entered: 11/14/2012) 11/29/2012 23 Joint STIPULATION to Stay Case pending Plaintiffs' voluntary dismissal of their Complaint without prejudice filed by Defendants Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order granting the parties' stipulation jointly requesting the Court stay the case)(Girdharry, Glenn) (Entered: 11/29/2012) 11/30/2012 24 ORDER by Judge Christina A. Snyder 23 . In light of the parties' settlement agreement, and based on the terms of the parties' stipulation, the Court STAYS the case, including all discovery requirements and other deadlines, until further notice. Case Terminated. Made JS-6. Case stayed. (ms) (Entered: 12/03/2012) 02/11/2014 25 STIPULATION to Complaint - (Discovery),,, 1 filed by plaintiffs Courtney Carlsson, Van Der Ham, Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, Guidong Jiang, Ye Yen Lai, Wong Ai Lee, Ni Li, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, Nuong Lien Luong, David Martin, Patel N Rajeshbhai, Giti Seyedsalehi, Amrit Pal Toor, Mengyou Yao, Eun Sook Yoo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - First Amended
  12. 12. Page 12 of 22 Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 1 to First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit 2 to First Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit 3 to First Amended Complaint, # 5 Exhibit 4 to First Amended Complaint, # 6 Exhibit 5 to First Amended Complaint, # 7 Exhibit 6 to First Amended Complaint, # 8 Exhibit 7 to First Amended Complaint, # 9 Exhibit 8 to First Amended Complaint, # 10 Exhibit 9 to First Amended Complaint, # 11 Exhibit 10 to First Amended Complaint, # 12 Exhibit 11 to First Amended Complaint, # 13 Exhibit 12 to First Amended Complaint, #14 Exhibit 13 to First Amended Complaint, # 15 Exhibit 14 to First Amended Complaint, # 16 Exhibit 15 to First Amended Complaint, # 17 Exhibit 16 to First Amended Complaint, #18 Exhibit 17 to First Amended Complaint, # 19 Exhibit 18 to First Amended Complaint, # 20 Exhibit 19 to First Amended Complaint, # 21 Exhibit 20 to First Amended Complaint, #22 Exhibit 21 to First Amended Complaint, # 23 Exhibit 22 to First Amended Complaint, # 24 Proposed Order)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 02/11/2014) 02/12/2014 26 ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION TO GRANT PLAINTIFFS LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Judge Christina A. Snyder: Upon Stipulation 25 , the Court orders as follows: Plaintiffs are granted leave to file forthwith their First Amended Complaint, a copy of which was attached to the parties' stipulation as Exhibit A. The stay is hereby lifted and the Court places the action back on its active caseload. The First Amended Complaint shall be deemed to be served on Defendants as of the date of this Order. Defendants shall have 30 days from the date of this Order to Answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint. (Case reopened. MD JS-5.) (gk) (Entered: 02/13/2014) 02/12/2014 27 FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against Defendants United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Jeh Johnson, Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Daniel Renaud, Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, and Lori Scialabba, Acting Director, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services; Party Wong Ai Lee, Alejandro Mayorkas, Rosemary Melville, Janet Naplitano, Patel N Rajeshbhai, Hongli Shi, Van Der Ham and DeQing Kong terminated; amending Complaint 1 ; filed by Plaintiffs Courtney Carlsson, Badrialsadat Hashemi Farsadani, Guidong Jiang, Ye Yen Lai, Ni Li, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, Nuong Lien Luong, David Martin, Rajeshbhai N. Patel, Giti Seyedsalehi, Amrit Pal Toor, Gerardus Van Der Ham, Ai Lee Wong, Mengyou Yao, and Eun Sook Yoo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22)(gk) (Entered: 02/13/2014) 02/20/2014 28 NOTICE TO COUNSEL upon filing of the complaint by Judge Christina A. Snyder. (rba) (Entered: 02/20/2014) 03/14/2014 29 TRAVERSE to Amended Complaint,,,, 27 (Defendants' Answer) filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, Daniel Renaud, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 03/14/2014) 01/14/2015 30 REQUEST for Order for status conference filed by plaintiffs Guidong Jiang, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, David Martin, Rajeshbhai N Patel, Giti Seyedsalehi, Gerardus Van Der Ham, Ai Lee Wong. Request set for hearing on 1/26/2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 01/14/2015)
  13. 13. Page 13 of 22 01/21/2015 31 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Sarah Maloney on behalf of Defendants Jeh Johnson, Daniel Renaud, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Daniel Renaud(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Lori Scialabba(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party United States Citizenship and Immigration Services(pty:dft))(Maloney, Sarah) (Entered: 01/21/2015) 01/21/2015 32 ORDER SETTING STATUS CONFERENCE by Judge Christina A. Snyder, re REQUEST for Order for status conference 30 . Upon consideration of Plaintiffs Request for a Status Conference, the Court sets a status conference on the above-captioned case for January 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (kss) (Entered: 01/21/2015) 01/23/2015 33 ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Christina A. Snyder. Scheduling Conference set for 3/2/2015 at 11:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder. (cj) (Entered: 01/23/2015) 01/25/2015 34 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Order for Affirming the Agency's Decisions filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, Daniel Renaud, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Motion set for hearing on 4/20/2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Daniel Renaud(pty:dft), Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Lori Scialabba(pty:dft))(Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 01/25/2015) 01/26/2015 35 MINUTES OF Motion Hearing and Status Conference Pursuant to Plaintiff's Request 30 held before Judge Christina A. Snyder: Tentative order provided. The Court confers with counsel and counsel argue. The Court takes Defendants' Motion to Transfer Venue under submission. The Court states it will confer with Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg as to whether further settlement discussions are warranted. If Court advises counsel that further settlement discussions are appropriate, counsel shall contact her Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Marine Pogosyan, regarding Judge Rosenberg's calendar. Court Reporter: Laura Elias. (gk) (Entered: 01/29/2015) 02/05/2015 36 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Christina A. Snyder: Judge Rosenberg has reviewed the files and determines that further settlement discussions would not be fruitful in the above-referenced related actions. Accordingly, the Court will proceed to rule on the pending motion to transfer in CV14-4597-CAS(AGRx). (pj) (Entered: 02/06/2015) 02/20/2015 37 JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 5 days (plaintiffs); 10 days (defendants), filed by Plaintiffs Guidong Jiang, Wei Li, Jimin Lim, David Martin, Rajeshbhai N Patel, Gerardus Van Der Ham, Ai Lee Wong.. (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 02/20/2015)
  14. 14. Page 14 of 22 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles) CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:14-cv-04597-CAS-AGR Marzieh Adab et al v. United States Citizenship & Immigration Services et al Assigned to: Judge Christina A. Snyder Referred to: Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg Related Case: 2:12-cv-07893-CAS-AGR Cause: 05:551 Administrative Procedure Act Date Filed: 06/16/2014 Date Terminated: 02/09/2015 Jury Demand: None Nature of Suit: 465 Other Immigration Actions Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant Plaintiff Marzieh Adab represented by Vera A Weisz Weisz Immigration Law Group 510 West 6th Street Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-347-0025 Fax: 213-623-2899 Email: vera@wilawgroup.com LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt PA 2650 SW 27th Avenue Suite 200 Miami, FL 33133 305-444-0060 Fax: 305-444-3503 Email: ira@kkwtlaw.com ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Ian Bowles represented by Vera A Weisz (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY
  15. 15. Page 15 of 22 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Bei Guo represented by Vera A Weisz (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Mohammad Saeid Khorram represented by Vera A Weisz (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff David Lawler represented by Vera A Weisz (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban
  16. 16. Page 16 of 22 (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Plaintiff Jing Zhang represented by Vera A Weisz (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Ira J Kurzban (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED V. Defendant United States Citizenship & Immigration Services represented by Geoffrey Forney US Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation - District Court Section 450 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-532-4329 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: geoff.forney@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry US Department of Justice Civil Division - Immigration Litigation PO Box 868 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 202-532-4807 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: glenn.girdharry@usdoj.gov
  17. 17. Page 17 of 22 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney US Department of Justice Civil Division - Office of Immigration Litigation 450 Fifth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-305-4193 Fax: 202-305-7000 Email: sarah.maloney2@usdoj.gov ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Jeh Johnson Secretary, U.S. Dep't of Homeland Security represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Nicholas Colucci Chief, Immigrant Investor Program, USCIS represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
  18. 18. Page 18 of 22 Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Defendant Lori Scialabba Acting Director, USCIS represented by Geoffrey Forney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Glenn M Girdharry (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Sarah Maloney (See above for address) ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Date Filed # Docket Text 06/16/2014 1 COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-13966039 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiffs Jing Zhang, Bei Guo, Ian Bowles, Marzieh Adab, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11) (Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party Marzieh Adab(pty:pla), Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party Ian Bowles(pty:pla), Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party Bei Guo(pty:pla), Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party Mohammad Saeid Khorram(pty:pla), Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party David Lawler(pty:pla), Attorney Ira J Kurzban added to party Jing Zhang(pty:pla))(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 2 CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs Marzieh Adab, Ian Bowles, Bei Guo, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler, Jing Zhang. (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 3 Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening),, 1 filed by Plaintiffs Marzieh Adab, Ian Bowles, Bei Guo, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler, Jing Zhang. (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 4 NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs All Plaintiffs, (Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 06/16/2014)
  19. 19. Page 19 of 22 06/16/2014 5 NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Dale S. Fischer and Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian. (esa) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 6 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (esa) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 7 60 DAY Summons issued re Complaint 1 as to defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. (esa) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 8 INITIAL STANDING ORDER upon filing of the complaint by Judge Dale S. Fischer. If a party would be entitled to attorneys fees, counsel are referred to the Order Re Fees found on Courts website under Judge Fischer's Procedures and Schedules contained in the Judges Requirements tab. Read all Orders carefully. They govern this case and differ in some respects from the Local Rules. (dp) (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/16/2014 9 TEXT ONLY ENTRY: (IN CHAMBERS) NOTICE: Judge Dale S. Fischer is participating in a pilot program regarding the submission of sealed documents. Effective July 8, 2013, all proposed documents related to under seal filings must be submitted via e-mail to the Judges Chambers e-mail at DSF_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov. Please refer to the judges pilot program procedures for detailed instructions for submission of sealed documents. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (dp) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 06/16/2014) 06/20/2014 10 ORDER RE TRANSFER PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 14-03 -Related Case- filed. Related Case No: CV 12-07893 CAS(AGRx). Case transferred from Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian and Judge Dale S. Fischer to Judge Christina A. Snyder and Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge CV 14-04597 CAS(AGRx). Signed by Judge Christina A. Snyder (rn) (Entered: 06/20/2014) 06/30/2014 11 NOTICE TO COUNSEL upon filing of the complaint by Judge Christina A. Snyder. (rba) (Entered: 06/30/2014) 07/10/2014 12 TEXT ONLY ENTRY: Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg is participating in a pilot project regarding the submission of SEALED DOCUMENTS. Effective July 8, 2013, all proposed sealed documents pertaining to discovery matters referred to the magistrate judge must be submitted via e-mail to the Judges Chambers email address at AGR_Chambers@cacd.uscourts.gov. Please refer to the judges procedures and schedules for detailed instructions for submission of sealed documents. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (kl) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 07/10/2014) 08/01/2014 13 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Geoffrey Forney on behalf of Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Nicholas Colucci(pty:dft), Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party Lori Scialabba(pty:dft), Attorney Geoffrey Forney added to party United States Citizenship & Immigration Services(pty:dft))(Forney, Geoffrey) (Entered: 08/01/2014)
  20. 20. Page 20 of 22 08/04/2014 14 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Glenn M Girdharry on behalf of Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (Attorney Glenn M Girdharry added to party Nicholas Colucci(pty:dft), Attorney Glenn M Girdharry added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Glenn M Girdharry added to party Lori Scialabba(pty:dft), Attorney Glenn M Girdharry added to party United States Citizenship & Immigration Services(pty:dft))(Girdharry, Glenn) (Entered: 08/04/2014) 08/11/2014 15 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Sarah Maloney on behalf of Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Nicholas Colucci(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party Lori Scialabba(pty:dft), Attorney Sarah Maloney added to party United States Citizenship & Immigration Services(pty:dft))(Maloney, Sarah) (Entered: 08/11/2014) 08/15/2014 16 STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Oct. 20, 2014 filed by Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Maloney, Sarah) (Entered: 08/15/2014) 08/18/2014 17 ORDER by Judge Christina A. Snyder 16 . The Court APPROVES the parties' stipulation. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' complaint by October 20, 2014. (im) (Entered: 08/19/2014) 09/10/2014 18 STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Class Certification filed by plaintiffs Marzieh Adab, Ian Bowles, Bei Guo, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Ira J. Kurzban, # 2 Proposed Order)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 09/10/2014) 09/11/2014 19 ORDER GRANTING THE PARTIES' STIPULATION TO EXTEND PLAINTIFFS' DEADLINE TO MOVE FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION by Judge Christina A. Snyder: Upon Stipulation 18 , the Court extends Plaintiffs' deadline to move for class certification by 90 days. Plaintiffs shall move for class certification by 12/15/2014. (gk) (Entered: 09/12/2014) 10/20/2014 20 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Change Venue to filed by Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba. Motion set for hearing on 1/26/2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Proposed Order)(Maloney, Sarah) (Entered: 10/20/2014) 01/05/2015 21 MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Change Venue to 20 Transfer Venue filed by Plaintiff Marzieh Adab. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 01/05/2015) 01/12/2015 22 REPLY In Support of MOTION to Change Venue to 20 the District for the District of Columbia filed by Defendants Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Lori Scialabba, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services. (Maloney, Sarah) (Entered: 01/12/2015)
  21. 21. Page 21 of 22 01/26/2015 23 MINUTES OF Motion Hearing and Status Conference Pursuant to Plaintiff's Request held before Judge Christina A. Snyder: Tentative order provided. The Court confers with counsel and counsel argue. The Court takes Defendants' Motion to Transfer Venue 20 under submission. The Court states it will confer with Magistrate Judge Alicia G. Rosenberg as to whether further settlement discussions are warranted. If Court advises counsel that further settlement discussions are appropriate, counsel shall contact her Courtroom Deputy Clerk, Marine Pogosyan, regarding Judge Rosenberg's calendar. Court Reporter: Laura Elias. (gk) (Entered: 01/29/2015) 02/05/2015 24 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Christina A. Snyder: Judge Rosenberg has reviewed the files and determines that further settlement discussions would not be fruitful in the above-referenced related actions. Accordingly, the Court will proceed to rule on the pending motion to transfer in CV14-04597 CAS (AGRx). Court Reporter: Not Present. (gk) (Entered: 02/06/2015) 02/09/2015 25 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Christina A. Snyder: The Court hereby GRANTS Defendants' Motion to Transfer this action to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 20 . ( MD JS-6. Case Terminated ) Court Reporter: Not Present. (gk) (Entered: 02/11/2015) 02/17/2015 26 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Certify Order Transferring Venue to the District of Columbia (ECF No. 25) for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1292(b) filed by plaintiffs Marzieh Adab, Ian Bowles, Bei Guo, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler, Jing Zhang. Motion set for hearing on 3/23/2015 at 10:00 AM before Judge Christina A. Snyder. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Kurzban, Ira) (Entered: 02/17/2015)

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