Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleKnowledge Ecology International v. National Institutes of Health
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
Case Number8:2020cv02927
Date Filed2020-10-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Theodore D. Chuang
PlaintiffKnowledge Ecology International
Case DescriptionKnowledge Ecology International submitted FOIA requests to the National Institute of Health for records concerning the development and costs of a corona virus vaccine. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and for at least one request it withheld all records under Exemption 5 (privileges). After hearing nothing further from the agency pertaining to any of its requests, KEI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantNational Institutes of Health
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
User-contributed Documents
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2020-10-091COMPLAINT against National Institutes of Health ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8904892.), filed by Knowledge Ecology International. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(ARDIZZONE, KATHRYN) (Entered: 10/09/2020)
2020-10-092Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Knowledge Ecology International (ARDIZZONE, KATHRYN) (Entered: 10/09/2020)
2020-10-133QC NOTICE: 1 Complaint filed by Knowledge Ecology International was filed with the following attachment missing - Civil Cover Sheet. To correct this problem, file Civil Cover Sheet using the event Notice (Other) and link Civil Cover Sheet to 1 Complaint. (jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-134Summons Issued 60 days as to National Institutes of Health, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(jf3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-135NOTICE by Knowledge Ecology International re 1 Complaint (Civil Cover Sheet). (kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff
Skip to toolbar