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Case TitleSchulof v. Department of Health and Human Services
DistrictDistrict of Utah
CityCentral
Case Number2:2019cv00562
Date Filed2019-08-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Clark Waddoups
PlaintiffDaniel Schulof
Case DescriptionDaniel Schulof, a reporter covering the pet food industry, submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning an investigation of the percentage of grain in pet foods. The investigation was being conducted by three research veterinarians at public universities who Schulof worked for companies that controlled most of the pet food industry. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but denied it entirely under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Schulof filed an administrative appeal of the denial but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Schulof filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantDepartment of Health and Human Services
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2019-08-091COMPLAINT against Department of Health and Human Services (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4681087408) (Fee Status: Paid) filed by Daniel Schulof. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet ) Assigned to Judge Clark Waddoups (tlh) (Entered: 08/09/2019)
2019-08-122ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner under 28:636 (b)(1)(B), Magistrate to handle case up to and including R&R on all dispositive matters. No attached document. Signed by Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner on 8/12/2019. (ncw) (Entered: 08/12/2019)
2019-08-203**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** Summons Issued as to Department of Health and Human Services. (tlh) (Entered: 08/20/2019)
2019-08-204**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** Summons Issued as to Attorney General. (tlh) (Entered: 08/20/2019)
2019-08-205**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** Summons Issued as to US Attorney. (tlh) (Entered: 08/20/2019)
2019-09-166**RESTRICTED DOCUMENT** SUMMONS Returned Executed by Daniel Schulof. Department of Health and Human Services served on 8/30/2019, answer due 10/29/2019. (jmr) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
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