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Case TitleKnowledge Ecology International v. National Institutes of Health
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
Case Number8:2020cv02825
Date Filed2020-09-29
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Peter J. Messitte
PlaintiffKnowledge Ecology International
Case DescriptionKnowledge Ecology International submitted FOIA requests to the National Institute of Health for records. One concerned correspondence between NIH Director Francis Collins and pharmaceutical industry representatives. KEI also requested a fee waiver. Other requests asked for records concerning budgets for clinical trials. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after the agency failed to respond substantively, KEI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNational Institutes of Health
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2020-09-291COMPLAINT against National Institutes of Health ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8886174.), filed by Knowledge Ecology International. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Corporate Interest Disclosure, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(ARDIZZONE, KATHRYN) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-292Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Knowledge Ecology International (ARDIZZONE, KATHRYN) (Entered: 09/29/2020)
2020-09-303Summons Issued 60 days as to National Institutes of Health, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General(heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2020)
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