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Case TitleInformed Consent Action Network v. United States Food and Drug Administration
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv05554
Date Filed2020-07-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J. Paul Oetken
PlaintiffInformed Consent Action Network
Case DescriptionThe Informed Consent Action Network submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning the use of the drug Menveo as a placebo during tests for a corona virus vaccine. ICAN asked for expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, ICAN filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Food and Drug Administration
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2020-07-171COMPLAINT against United States Food and Drug Administration. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-20743715)Document filed by Informed Consent Action Network. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A-C).(Siri, Aaron) (Entered: 07/17/2020)
2020-07-172CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Siri, Aaron) (Entered: 07/17/2020)
2020-07-173REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Food and Drug Administration, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Informed Consent Action Network..(Siri, Aaron) (Entered: 07/17/2020)
2020-07-20CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge J. Paul Oetken. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . 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 . .(pne) (Entered: 07/20/2020)
2020-07-20Magistrate 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: . (pne) (Entered: 07/20/2020)
2020-07-20Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 07/20/2020)
2020-07-204ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Food and Drug Administration..(pne) (Entered: 07/20/2020)
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