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Case TitleThe Human Rights Defense Center et al v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
CitySeattle
Case Number2:2018cv01442
Date Filed2018-10-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James L. Robart
PlaintiffThe Human Rights Defense Center
PlaintiffMichelle Dillon
Case DescriptionMichelle Dillon on behalf of the Human Rights Defense Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records of litigation against the agency since 2010 that resulted in awards of $1,000 or more. Dillon also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. Dillon submitted a second FOIA request to the Administration for Children and Families for records concerning Sexual Abuse/Significant Incident Reports. Dillon also requested a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further, Dillon and the Human Rights Defense Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DefendantAdministration for Children and Families
DefendantOffice of Refugee Resettlement
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2018-10-011COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Receipt # 0981-5492451) Attorney Jeremy E Roller added to party Michelle Dillon(pty:pla), Attorney Jeremy E Roller added to party The Human Rights Defense Center(pty:pla), filed by The Human Rights Defense Center, Michelle Dillon. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), # 3 Summons (Administration for Children and Families), # 4 Summons (Office of Refugee Resettlement))(Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-02Judge James L. Robart added. (DJ) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-02NOTICE: Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1, Plaintiff(s) The Human Rights Defense Center must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement by 10/9/2018. (DJ) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-022Summons(es) electronically issued as to defendant(s) Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(DJ) (Entered: 10/02/2018)
2018-10-033CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT indicating no Corporate Parents and/or Affiliates. Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by The Human Rights Defense Center (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/03/2018)
2018-10-044APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Deborah M. Golden FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-5495958 (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/04/2018)
2018-10-045ORDER re 4 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Deborah M Golden for Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon and The Human Rights Defense Center, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only. NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d). (DS) (Entered: 10/04/2018)
2018-10-106AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services on 10/3/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-107AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Administration for Children and Families on 10/3/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-108AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Office of Refugee ReSettlement on 10/3/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-109AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services on 10/4/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-1010AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Administration for Children and Families on 10/4/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-10-1011AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Office of Refugee ReSettlement on 10/4/2018, filed by Plaintiffs Michelle Dillon, The Human Rights Defense Center. (Roller, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2018)
2018-11-0112NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michelle R. Lambert on behalf of Defendants Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-0113ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.(Lambert, Michelle) (Entered: 11/01/2018)
2018-11-0214ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT by Judge James L. Robart. Joint Status Report due by 12/7/2018, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 11/16/2018, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 11/30/2018. (AD) (Entered: 11/02/2018)
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