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Case TitleRise for Animals et al v. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service et al
DistrictDistrict of Maryland
Case Number8:2020cv03013
Date Filed2020-10-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge George Jarrod Hazel
PlaintiffRise for Animals formerly New England Ant-Vivisection Society
PlaintiffAnimal Legal Defense Fund
Case DescriptionRise for Animals and the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted a FOIA request top the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for records concerning instructions and guidance for inspecting research laboratories. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Rise for Animals and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service
DefendantUnited States Department of Agriculture
Defendant. United States Department of Agriculture
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2020-10-161COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0416-8915762.), filed by New England Anti-Vivisection Society. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons APHIS, # 3 Summons USDA, # 4 Summons AG, # 5 Summons US Attorney, # 6 Attachment 103.3 Statement)(Meyer, Katherine) (Entered: 10/16/2020)
2020-10-20Case Reassigned to Judge George Jarrod Hazel. Judge Theodore D. Chuang no longer assigned to the case. (kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
2020-10-202QC NOTICE: 1 Complaint, filed by Rise for Animals was filed incorrectly. **Your 103.3 Disclosure Statement must be filed as a separate entry using the event Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement (Other Filings -> Other Documents -> Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement). Your document has been accepted by court staff. No action is required on your part at this time. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
2020-10-203Summons Issued 60 days as to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General(dg3s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
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