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Case TitleDow Jones & Company, Inc. et al v. Department of Health & Human Services
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv03145
Date Filed2020-04-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Vernon S. Broderick
PlaintiffDow Jones & Company, Inc.
PlaintiffChristopher Weaver
Case DescriptionWall Street Journal reporter Christopher Weaver submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning reports submitted by Integritas to the agency pursuant to a procurement award. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Wall Street Journal filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Health & Human Services
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2020-04-201COMPLAINT against Department of Health & Human Services. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-19508166)Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/20/2020)
2020-04-202CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/20/2020)
2020-04-203STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 20-cv-3063. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/20/2020)
2020-04-204RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Identifying Corporate Parent News Corporation, Other Affiliate News Preferred Holdings, Inc., Other Affiliate Ruby Newco, LLC for Dow Jones & Company, Inc.. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc...(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/20/2020)
2020-04-21CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Unassigned. .(pne) (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-21Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-21CASE REFERRED TO Judge Vernon S. Broderick as possibly related to 20CV3063. (pne) (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-215FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Dept. of Health & Human Servs., re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/22/2020 (pc). (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-216FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Dept. of Justice, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/22/2020 (pc). (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-217FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y., re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/22/2020 (pc). (Entered: 04/21/2020)
2020-04-22***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Seth D. Berlin to RE-FILE Document No. 5 Request for Issuance of Summons, 7 Request for Issuance of Summons, 6 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): Party name must exactly match what is listed on the complaint caption title. Only parties listed on the complaint caption title can be issued a summons. Include c/o after the party's name if you wish to serve at multiple addresses;. Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (pc) (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-04-228FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/23/2020 (jgo). (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-04-229FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, c/o U.S. Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/23/2020 (jgo). (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-04-2210FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT PLEADING - SUMMONS REQUEST PDF ERROR - REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, c/o U.S. Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y., re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) Modified on 4/23/2020 (jgo). (Entered: 04/22/2020)
2020-04-23***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney Seth D. Berlin to RE-FILE Document No. 8 Request for Issuance of Summons, 9 Request for Issuance of Summons, 10 Request for Issuance of Summons,. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): party name on the PDF case caption and the PDF 'To' section must match exactly as it appears on the pleading caption (Department of Health & Human Services). Re-file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process - select the correct filer/filers - and attach the correct summons form PDF. (jgo) (Entered: 04/23/2020)
2020-04-2311REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/23/2020)
2020-04-2312REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/23/2020)
2020-04-2313REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health & Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 04/23/2020)
2020-04-2414ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Health & Human Services..(jgo) (Entered: 04/24/2020)
2020-04-2415ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Health & Human Services..(jgo) (Entered: 04/24/2020)
2020-04-2416ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Health & Human Services..(jgo) (Entered: 04/24/2020)
2020-05-1917AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). All Defendants. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-1918AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). All Defendants. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-1919AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). All Defendants. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-1920LETTER MOTION to Consolidate Cases 1:20-cv-3145 and 1:20-cv-3063 addressed to Judge Vernon S. Broderick from Seth D. Berlin dated 05/19/2020. Document filed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Christopher Weaver..(Berlin, Seth) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-22Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein 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: https://nysd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/2018-06/AO-3.pdf . (ad) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-22CASE ACCEPTED AS RELATED. Create association to 1:20-cv-03063-VSB. Notice of Assignment to follow. (ad) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
2020-05-22NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Vernon S. Broderick. Judge Unassigned is no longer assigned to the case. (ad) (Entered: 05/22/2020)
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