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Case TitleLAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02130
Date Filed2018-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffLAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Lambda Legal Defense Fund submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning communications between Brett Kavanaugh and various officials at HHS during the Bush administration concerning media stories by Margaret Gallagher or Michael McManus. Lambda Legal Defense Fund also requested expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Lambda Legal Defense Fund filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2018-09-131COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5687183) filed by LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons Attorney General, # 4 Summons HHS, # 5 Exhibit A)(France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-132LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC. (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-133MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration)(France, Elizabeth). Added MOTION for Preliminary Injunction on 9/18/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 09/13/2018)
2018-09-14Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zsb) (Entered: 09/14/2018)
2018-09-144SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 09/14/2018)
2018-09-185RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/14/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/14/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/14/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 9/14/2018 (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-206NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Fraser Knapp on behalf of All Defendants (Knapp, Michael) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-207PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC.. (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/20/2018)
2018-09-21MINUTE ORDER adopting 7 the parties' proposed briefing schedule: It is hereby ORDERED that the following schedule shall govern proceedings on the Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction: Defendant shall file its opposition to the motion on or before September 24, 2018; Plaintiff shall file its reply on or before September 26, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/21/18. (lcrc1) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition due by 9/24/2018; Reply due by 9/26/2018. (tj) (Entered: 09/21/2018)
2018-09-248Memorandum in opposition to re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael Marquis with Exhibits A and B, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Knapp, Michael) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-09-249NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth J. Shapiro on behalf of All Defendants (Shapiro, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/24/2018)
2018-09-2610REPLY to opposition to motion re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by LAMBDA LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC.. (France, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/26/2018)
2018-10-0411MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER denying 3 Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/4/18. (lcrc1) (Entered: 10/04/2018)
2018-10-0512NOTICE of Change of Address by Michael Fraser Knapp (Knapp, Michael) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-1513ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Notice of Expedited Processing)(Knapp, Michael) (Entered: 10/15/2018)
2018-10-15MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before October 29, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/15/18. (lcrc1) (Entered: 10/15/2018)
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