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Case TitleDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00635
Date Filed2018-03-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John D. Bates
PlaintiffDEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionDemocracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for records concerning communications between the CMS Director of the Strategic Marketing Group and a number of outside consulting firms. DFF also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, DFF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
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2018-03-201COMPLAINT against CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5380966) filed by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION (Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-20Case Assigned to Judge John D. Bates. (zsth) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-03-233SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
2018-04-024RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES served on 3/26/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 03/26/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/26/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/25/2018.) (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Guzman, Javier) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
2018-04-255ANSWER to Complaint by CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES.(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-05-166ORDER directing the parties to propose a briefing schedule. See text of Order for details. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 5/16/2018. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 05/16/2018)
2018-05-17Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 6/15/2018. (tb) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-06-137Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-13MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 7 the parties' joint status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report and, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule by not later than Thursday, August 23, 2018. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 6/13/2018. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-06-13Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/23/2018. (tb) (Entered: 06/13/2018)
2018-08-218Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-24MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 8 the parties' joint status report, and the entire record herein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report and, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule by not later than Thursday, September 13, 2018. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 8/24/2018. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Another Joint Status Report and, if necessary, a Proposed Briefing Schedule is due by 9/13/2018. (jth) (Entered: 08/26/2018)
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