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Case TitleGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01739
Date Filed2018-07-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C.
Case DescriptionGovernment Accountability & Oversight submitted two FOIA request to the National Institute for Environmental Health Studies for records concerning emails sent to or from a named individual to three identified outside email addresses. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, GAO filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2018-07-251COMPLAINT FILED against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HHS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5605024) filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Request for Summons HHS, # 3 Summons Request for Summons DoJ, # 4 Summons Request for Summons USADC)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-07-252NOTICE OF CONSENT TO MAGISTRATE by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C. (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/25/2018)
2018-07-26Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zsb) (Entered: 07/26/2018)
2018-07-263NOTICE of Appearance by Jason T. Miller on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 07/26/2018)
2018-07-264REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to ATTORNEY GENERAL and US ATTORNEY filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Request for Summons Attorney General, # 2 Summons Request for Summons USADC)(Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 07/26/2018)
2018-07-275SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General, (tth); Modified event text on 7/27/2018 (tth). (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-07-306REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HHS filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & OVERSIGHT P.C..(Miller, Jason) (Main Document 6 replaced on 7/30/2018) (ztth). Modified to remove header on 7/30/2018 (tth). (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-307SUMMONS (1) Reissued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (tth) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-08-098RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/3/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/2/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-099RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/03/2018. (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-1710RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 8/3/2018 (Miller, Jason) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-09-0411NOTICE of Appearance by Denise M. Clark on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Clark, Denise) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-0412ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.(Clark, Denise) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-05MINUTE 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 September 25, 2018. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 9/5/2018. (lctjk2) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
2018-09-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule or Disclosure due by 9/25/2018. (kh) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
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