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Case TitleCENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01688
Date Filed2018-07-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffCENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
PlaintiffNATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women's Law Center submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning complaints filed with the agency's Office of Civil Rights. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and told the CRR and NWLC that it was processing the requests. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, CRR and NWLC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
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2018-07-191COMPLAINT against All Plaintiffs ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5596151) filed by CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - January 26 2018 FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B - February 22 2018 HHS Letter, # 3 Exhibit C - March 5 2018 FOIA Request, # 4 Exhibit D - March 6 2018 HHS Letter, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons to HHS, # 7 Summons to DCUSA, # 8 Summons to USAG)(McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 07/19/2018)
2018-07-192LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 07/19/2018)
2018-07-193LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 07/19/2018)
2018-07-20Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zsb) (Entered: 07/20/2018)
2018-07-234SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 07/23/2018)
2018-07-275STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on July 27, 2018. (lcbah3) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-08-026RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/30/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/29/2018. (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-027RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/30/2018. (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-028RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES served on 7/27/2018 (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 08/02/2018)
2018-08-169NOTICE of Appearance by Marsha Wellknown Yee on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-2910ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES.(Yee, Marsha) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
2018-09-1211Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Schedule by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES. (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-09-12MINUTE ORDER (paperless) DIRECTING, upon consideration of the parties' 11 Joint Status Report, the parties to file, by October 9, 2018, a joint status report recommending a schedule for further proceedings. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 12, 2018. (lcbah3) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-09-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/9/2018. (tg) (Entered: 09/12/2018)
2018-09-1312NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by April Denise Seabrook on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Marsha Yee (Seabrook, April) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-2513NOTICE of Appearance by Susan Booth Cassidy on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Cassidy, Susan) (Entered: 09/25/2018)
2018-10-0914Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Schedule by CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER. (McAuliffe, William) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-09MINUTE ORDER (paperless) DIRECTING, upon consideration of the parties' 14 Joint Status Report and Proposed Schedule, the parties to file, by November 9, 2018, a joint status report proposing a schedule to govern further proceedings. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on October 9, 2018. (lcbah3) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-10Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/9/2018. (tg) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-11-0915NOTICE of Appearance by Brian J. Field on behalf of All Defendants (Field, Brian) (Entered: 11/09/2018)
2018-11-0916Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES. (Field, Brian) (Entered: 11/09/2018)
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