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Case TitleBrown v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DistrictSouthern District of Illinois
CityEast St. Louis
Case Number3:2017cv01232
Date Filed2017-11-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Michael J. Reagan
PlaintiffNathaniel O. Brown
Case DescriptionNathaniel Brown, an attorney, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services concerning three investigations conducted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services pertaining to nursing homes. The agency acknowledged receipt of his request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Brown filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DefendantUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
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2017-11-101COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against United States Department of Health and Human Services ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0754-3397332.), filed by Nathaniel O. Brown. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2)(Keck, Frederick) (Entered: 11/10/2017)
2017-11-132Notice of Judge Assignment. Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan and Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams assigned. All future documents must bear case number 17-1232-MJR-SCW. If the parties consent to Magistrate Judge assignment, the consent form with instruction is attached for your convenience. Refer to Civil/Removal Case Processing Requirements, found on the ILSD website, for further service information. (lmb) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-133NOTICE OF ACTION. See Local Rule 83.1(f). In all cases filed in, removed to, or transferred to this court, all attorneys, including government attorneys, shall file a written entry of appearance before addressing the court. Attorney Keck does not have a Notice of Appearance on file in this case. (lmb)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-134NOTICE of Appearance by Frederick W. Keck on behalf of Nathaniel O. Brown (Keck, Frederick) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-295Summons Requested. (Keck, Frederick) (Entered: 11/29/2017)
2017-11-306Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (cjo) (Entered: 11/30/2017)
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