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Case TitleKeefe v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2019cv06752
Date Filed2019-07-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Laura Taylor Swain
PlaintiffPatrick Radden Keefe
Case DescriptionInvestigative journalist Patrick Keefe submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning the approval process for OxyContin. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Keefe filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Food & Drug Administration
Complaint attachment 1
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2019-07-191COMPLAINT against U.S. Food & Drug Administration. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-17278146)Document filed by Patrick Radden Keefe. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-192CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-193REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Food & Drug Administration, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Patrick Radden Keefe. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 07/19/2019)
2019-07-22CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . (pc) (Entered: 07/22/2019)
2019-07-22Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (pc) (Entered: 07/22/2019)
2019-07-22Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 07/22/2019)
2019-07-224ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Food & Drug Administration. (pc) (Entered: 07/22/2019)
2019-08-025AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. U.S. Food & Drug Administration served on 8/2/2019, answer due 9/3/2019. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Patrick Radden Keefe. (Novack, Daniel) (Entered: 08/02/2019)
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