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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01513
Date Filed2018-06-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffNOAH SHACHTMAN
PlaintiffSAM STEIN
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and reporters Noah Shachtman and Sam Stein of the Daily Beast submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning legal or policy determinations for creating tent cities to house detained unaccompanied minors. Shachtman and Stein also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told Shactman and Stein that it was being referred to the Administration for Children and Families for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, JMP, Shachtman, and Stein filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2018-06-261COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5555536) filed by THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT, SAM STEIN, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons HHS, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 06/26/2018)
2018-06-262LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (zsth) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-06-27Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-06-283SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 06/28/2018)
2018-07-024ORDER ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COLLEEN KOLLAR-KOTELLY. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 7/2/18. (DM) (Entered: 07/02/2018)
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