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Case TitleGERTNER v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01994
Date Filed2018-08-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffALEX K. GERTNER
Case DescriptionAlex Gertner submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the agency's Medicaid State Drug Utilization Data. The agency acknowledged his request and initially told Gertner that the data was only available from the states. Gertner told the agency that its website expressly indicated that the agency had the data he requested. The agency ultimately denied the data on the basis of Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Gertner filed an administrative appeal of the decision, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Gertner filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES
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2018-08-241COMPLAINT against CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5657253) filed by ALEX K. GERTNER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-242REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE (3) filed by ALEX K GERTNER.(Stotter, Daniel) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-24Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-283SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (ztd) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
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