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Case TitleBUZZFEED INC. v. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01513
Date Filed2020-06-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffBUZZFEED INC.
Case DescriptionBuzzFeed, Inc. submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning the use and abuse of gabapentinoids. BuzzFeed also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told BuzzFeed that its request would be put on the complex track for processing. BuzzFeed filed an administrative appeal of the agency's denial of expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, BuzzFeed filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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2020-06-101COMPLAINT against FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7215024) filed by BUZZFEED INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
2020-06-102NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
2020-06-103LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
2020-06-10Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (adh, ) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
2020-06-104SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 06/10/2020)
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