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Case TitleTEXAS INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY KIDS v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01844
Date Filed2018-08-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffTEXAS INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY KIDS
Case DescriptionTexas Institute for Healthy Kids submitted a FOIA request to the Agricultural Research Service at the Department of Agriculture for records concerning the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28 pertaining to data from testing chicken noodle soup, white bread, eggs, and potatoes. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency withheld the majority of the records under Exemption 4 (confidential business information) and disclosed only heavily redacted records. TIHK filed an administrative appeal of the decision, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, TIHK filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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2018-08-071COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5625850) filed by TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY KIDS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-072REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE (3) filed by TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY KIDS.(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-07Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmd) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-093SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
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