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Case TitleSmith v. U.S. Department of Transportation et al
DistrictDistrict of Oregon
Case Number6:2019cv01482
Date Filed2019-09-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ann L. Aiken
PlaintiffSteven Smith
Case DescriptionSteven Smith submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Transportation and one FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services. His requests to DOT concerned a fly-over of his home. His FOIA request to HHS asked for records concerning Medicare coverage of biopsies for suspicious cancerous lesions. The agencies acknowledged receipt of his requests but after both agencies failed to respond, Smith filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantU.S. Department of Transportation
DefendantU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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2019-09-131Complaint. Filing fee in the amount of $400 collected. Receipt No. 13107. Summons issued as to U.S Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jury Trial Requested: No. Filed by Steven Smith against All Defendants (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Proposed Summons, # 4 Proposed Summons). (kf) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-132Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Transportation. (kf) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-133Notice of Case Assignment to Judge Ann L. Aiken and Discovery and Pretrial Scheduling Order. NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve the summonses and all documents issued by the Clerk at the time of filing upon all named parties in accordance with Local Rule 3-5 . Discovery is to be completed by 1/13/2020. Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report is due by 2/10/2020. Pretrial Order is due by 2/10/2020. Ordered by Judge Ann L. Aiken. (Mailed to Pro Se party on 9/13/19.) (kf) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
2019-09-134CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER. Signed on 9/13/2019 by Judge Ann L. Aiken. (Mailed to Pro Se party on 9/13/2019.) (ck) (Entered: 09/13/2019)
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