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Case TitleThe New York Times Company v. Department of Health and Human Services et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv03704
Date Filed2020-05-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jed S. Rakoff
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
Case DescriptionThe New York Times submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning all reports submitted to the agency pertaining to corona virus infections. The New York Times also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The Centers for Disease Control granted the New York Times' request for expedited processing. CDC told the Times that it would take time to gather all responsive records. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Health and Human Services
DefendantCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
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2020-05-131COMPLAINT against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-19816970)Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-132CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-133RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-134REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-135REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Health and Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company..(McCraw, David) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-136NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alexandra Perloff-Giles on behalf of The New York Times Company..(Perloff-Giles, Alexandra) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-137NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Cortelyou Churchill Kenney on behalf of The New York Times Company..(Kenney, Cortelyou) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
2020-05-14CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Jed S. Rakoff. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at https://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/district-judges . 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 https://nysd.uscourts.gov/rules/ecf-related-instructions . .(jgo) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
2020-05-14Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave 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 ., Case No Longer Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
2020-05-14Case Designated ECF. (jgo) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
2020-05-148ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..(jgo) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
2020-05-149ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Health and Human Services..(jgo) (Entered: 05/14/2020)
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