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Case TitleWESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
DistrictWestern District of Pennsylvania
CityPittsburgh
Case Number2:2018cv01011
Date Filed2018-07-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge David S. Cercone
PlaintiffWESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC.
trading and doing business as METRO HEALTH EMS
Case DescriptionWestern Star Hospital Authority submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records gathered by the Administrative Investigation Board concerning Metro Health's claim against the hospital authority. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Western Star Hospital Authority filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
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2018-07-311COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS (Filing fee, including Administrative fee, $400, receipt number 0315-4812462), filed by WESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4) (dm) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-07-312Disclosure Statement identifying None as corporate parent or other affiliate, by WESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC.. (dm) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-08-013MOTION for attorney Phinorice J. Boldin to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # 0315-4813140) by WESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Boldin, Phinorice) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-014MOTION for attorney Laura A. Seider to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $70, Receipt # 0315-4813167) by WESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Seider, Laura) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-01CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 4 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. ERROR: Proposed Order was made part of main document. CORRECTION: Attorney advised that in future proposed orders are to be made attachments to the main document. This message is for informational purposes only. (sdp) (Entered: 08/01/2018)
2018-08-065ORDER OF RECUSAL. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan recused. Signed by Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan on 08/06/2018. (jmb) (Entered: 08/06/2018)
2018-08-07Judge David S. Cercone is presiding. (mao) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-086TEXT-ORDER granting 3 Motion for Appearance Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Phinorice J. Boldin on behalf of plaintiff. Signed by Judge David S. Cercone on 8/8/18. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's Order or Notice on the matter. (njt) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-087TEXT-ORDER granting 4 Motion for Appearance Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Laura A. Seider on behalf of plaintiff. Signed by Judge David S. Cercone on 8/8/18. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Court's Order or Notice on the matter. (njt) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-09-068NOTICE of Appearance by Karen Gal-Or on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS. (Gal-Or, Karen) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-069MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by WESTERN STAR HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INC. by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Gal-Or, Karen) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-0710ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, Plead or Otherwise Respond to Complaint. Defendant's answer or other response due by 10/22/18. Signed by Judge David S. Cercone on 9/7/18. (njt) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
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