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Case TitleAMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03282
Date Filed2020-11-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffAMERICAN OVERSIGHT
Case DescriptionAmerican Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for records concerning text messages sent to or from senior officials regarding the response to the corona virus pandemic. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, American Oversight filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DefendantFOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DefendantCENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
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2020-11-131COMPLAINT against CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7830947) filed by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons as to USAO, # 4 Summons as to USAG, # 5 Summons as to HHS, # 6 Summons as to FDA, # 7 Summons as to CMS)(Monahan, Christine) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-132LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN OVERSIGHT (Monahan, Christine) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-13Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-133SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-164STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/16/2020. (lcrdm1) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
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