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Case TitleDAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01149
Date Filed2020-05-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffDAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe Daily Caller News Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the National Institutes of Health for records concerning for communications to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci and deputy director H. Clifford Lane two doctors from the World Health Organization pertaining to the corona virus. DCNF also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted DCNF's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, DCNF filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
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2020-05-041COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7085415) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/04/2020)
2020-05-042LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/04/2020)
2020-05-04Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/04/2020)
2020-05-043SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/04/2020)
2020-05-044STANDARD ORDER for Civil Cases. See text for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on May 4, 2020. (lcdlf2) (Entered: 05/04/2020)
2020-05-125RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 05/11/20., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/11/2020. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/10/2020.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES served on 5/11/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 05/12/2020)
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