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Case TitleEQUITY FORWARD v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01509
Date Filed2018-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffEQUITY FORWARD
Case DescriptionEquity Forward submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services for travel and appointment records for several HHS officials, particularly at the Administration for Children and Families. The agency acknowledged receipt of Equity Forward's requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Equity Forward filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2018-06-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5554643) filed by EQUITY FORWARD. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
2018-06-262LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by EQUITY FORWARD (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
2018-06-27Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zsb) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-06-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-07-164RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/28/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/28/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/2/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 7/2/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 07/16/2018)
2018-07-305NOTICE of Appearance by Jason Todd Cohen on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-306ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.(Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-30MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by August 20, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 7/30/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-08-167Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (Cohen, Jason) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-17MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 7 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report, including, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule, by September 18, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 8/17/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-09-188Joint STATUS REPORT by EQUITY FORWARD. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-20MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 8 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report, including, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule, by October 18, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 9/20/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-10-189Joint STATUS REPORT by EQUITY FORWARD. (Cafasso, Cerissa) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-19MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 9 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report, including, if necessary, a proposed briefing schedule, by November 29, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 10/19/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
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