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Case TitlePro Publica, Inc. v. United States Department of Health & Human Services
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv04092
Date Filed2020-05-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Lorna G. Schofield
PlaintiffPro Publica, Inc.
Case DescriptionPro Publica submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning the oversight and use of the Strategic National Stockpile. Pro Publica also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Pro Publica filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Health & Human Services
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2020-05-281COMPLAINT against United States Department of Health & Human Services. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20018367)Document filed by Pro Publica, Inc...(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 05/28/2020)
2020-05-282CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 05/28/2020)
2020-05-283REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Health & Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Pro Publica, Inc...(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 05/28/2020)
2020-05-284RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Pro Publica, Inc...(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 05/28/2020)
2020-05-29CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Lorna G. Schofield. 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 . .(pc) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-29Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker 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 . (pc) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-29Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-05-295ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Health & Human Services..(pc) (Entered: 05/29/2020)
2020-06-096AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE) of Summons and Complaint served. United States Department of Health & Human Services served on 6/1/2020, answer due 7/1/2020. Document filed by Pro Publica, Inc...(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 06/09/2020)
2020-06-247ORDER: This case has been assigned to me for all purposes. It is hereby ORDERED that a conference will be held at August 13, 2020 at 10:50 a.m. The conference will be telephonic. The time of the conference is approximate, but the parties shall be ready to proceed by that time. The Court will call the parties at the number provided in the joint letter (discussed below) once the conference is ready to begin. All pretrial conferences must be attended by the attorney who will serve as principal trial counsel. The parties shall ensure they are all dialed into the conference call by the appointed conference time. Initial Conference set for 8/13/2020 at 10:50 AM before Judge Lorna G. Schofield via telephone. (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield on 6/24/2020) (rj) (Entered: 06/25/2020)
2020-06-298AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of June 24, 2020 Order of Judge Lorna G. Schofield served on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on June 25, 2020. Document filed by Pro Publica, Inc...(Sumar, Al-Amyn) (Entered: 06/29/2020)
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