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Case TitleHARRINGTON v. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01895
Date Filed2020-07-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffKOHL HARRINGTON
Case DescriptionKohl Harrington, a documentary filmmaker, submitted eight FOIA requests to the FDA for records concerning an investigation of the effect of dog food on the health of dogs. Several of the requests asked for communications of specific officials. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Harrington 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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2020-07-141COMPLAINT against FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7336221) filed by KOHL HARRINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-5, # 2 Exhibit 6-10, # 3 Exhibit 11-13, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons)(Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 07/14/2020)
2020-07-142NOTICE of Appearance by Merrick Jason Wayne on behalf of KOHL HARRINGTON (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 07/14/2020)
2020-07-143NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of KOHL HARRINGTON (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/14/2020)
2020-07-15Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (adh, ) (Entered: 07/15/2020)
2020-07-154SUMMONS (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: 07/15/2020)
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