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Case TitlePena-Zapata v. United States of America
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
Case Number8:2020cv02931
Date Filed2020-10-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paula Xinis
PlaintiffMilciades D. Pena-Zapata
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. KEI also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipts of the requests. The agency denied KEI's request for expedited processing. In response to 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 - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNational Institutes of Health
DefendantUnited States of America
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2020-10-091COMPLAINT against National Institutes of Health ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8905012.), filed by Knowledge Ecology International. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(ARDIZZONE, KATHRYN) (Entered: 10/09/2020)
2020-10-131COMPLAINT (Motion for return of seized property) against United States of America, filed by Milciades D. Pena-Zapata. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(heps, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/2020)
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