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Case TitleANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00865
Date Filed2017-05-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Case DescriptionThe Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's 2015 Scientific Report. The agency disclosed 468 pages. The agency withheld 282 pages in full or in part under Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). ALDF filed an administrative appeal, but after the agency indicated it would not be able to respond for 6-8 months, ALDF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2017-05-101COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4947463) filed by ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-10Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (md) (Entered: 05/11/2017)
2017-05-132NOTICE of Appearance by C. Peter Sorenson on behalf of ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (Sorenson, C.) (Entered: 05/13/2017)
2017-05-153STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set out in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 5/15/2017. (lcrdm2, ) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-05-154SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
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