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Case TitleThaw v. Department of Health and Human Services et al
DistrictSouthern District of Florida
CityFt Lauderdale
Case Number0:2017cv62509
Date Filed2017-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeSenior Judge James I. Cohn
PlaintiffStanley Thaw
Case DescriptionStanley Thaw submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for records concerning whether three companies he owned were registered in the State of Texas. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Thaw filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDepartment of Health and Human Services
DefendantFreedom Of Information Group
DefendantCenter For Medicare And Medical Service
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2017-12-191COMPLAINT against Stanley Thaw. Filing fees $ 400.00 No Filing Fee/No I.F.P., filed by Stanley Thaw.(vmz) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-192Clerks Notice of Judge Assignment to Senior Judge James I. Cohn. Pursuant to 28 USC 636(c), the parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer is available to handle any or all proceedings in this case. If agreed, parties should complete and file the Consent form found on our website. It is not necessary to file a document indicating lack of consent. Pro se (NON-PRISONER) litigants may receive Notices of Electronic Filings (NEFS) via email after filing a Consent by Pro Se Litigant (NON-PRISONER) to Receive Notices of Electronic Filing. The consent form is available under the forms section of our website. (vmz) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-203Clerks Notice re: Filing Fee in the amount of $ 400.00 - Outstanding/Pending. (jmd) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2017-12-204ORDER SETTING CALENDAR CALL AND TRIAL DATE, AND ORDER OF REFERENCE TO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE BARRY S. SELTZER FOR SCHEDULING MATTERS AND PRETRIAL DISCOVERY MATTERS ( Jury Trial set for 8/13/2018 09:00 AM in Fort Lauderdale Division before Senior Judge James I. Cohn., Calendar Call set for 8/9/2018 09:00 AM before Senior Judge James I. Cohn.). Signed by Senior Judge James I. Cohn on 12/20/17. (rms1) Pattern Jury Instruction Builder - To access the latest, up to date changes to the 11th Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions go to or click here. (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2018-01-115MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Stanley Thaw. (rms1) (Entered: 01/11/2018)
2018-01-116ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. USM Service Ordered and Summonses NOT provided for USM Service . Signed by Senior Judge James I. Cohn on 1/11/18. (rms1) (Entered: 01/11/2018)
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