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Case TitlePEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01395
Date Filed2017-07-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffPEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.
Case DescriptionPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted a FOIA request to the National Institutes of Health for records concerning communications received or sent by the director of the NIH relating to maternal deprivation experiments conducted on rhesus macques at the NIH facility in Poolesville, Maryland. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after several inquiries pertaining to the status of the request were unsuccessful, PETA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
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2017-07-141COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5032141) filed by PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Services, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General's Office)(Seber, John) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-17Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
2017-07-262Corporate Disclosure Statement by PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.. (Seber, John) (Main Document 2 replaced on 7/27/2017) (znmw). (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-07-263SUMMONS (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) (zmd) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-08-094RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/7/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/6/2017. (Seber, John) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-095RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/7/2017. (Seber, John) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-096RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 8/7/2017 (Seber, John) (Entered: 08/09/2017)
2017-08-167NOTICE of Appearance by Gabriel Zane Walters on behalf of PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC. (Walters, Gabriel) (Entered: 08/16/2017)
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