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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01975
Date Filed2018-08-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Protect Democracy Project submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for records concerning communications between White House staff and the agency mentioning Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, or Novartis. PDP also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted PDP's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from the agency, PDP 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 AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
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2018-08-231COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5655662) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 4 Summons Attorney General, # 5 Summons US Attorney, # 6 Summons Defendant, # 7 Certificate Rule LCvR 7.1)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Attachment 1 replaced on 8/27/2018) (zmd). (Entered: 08/23/2018)
2018-08-272LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-27Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-293SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2, # 2 Summons 3, # 3 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/29/2018)
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