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Case TitleOakes v. United States Department of Health And Human Services
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2022cv02975
Date Filed2022-04-11
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Valerie E. Caproni
PlaintiffCameron Oakes
Case DescriptionCameron Oakes, a freelance journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning communications addressed to Acting Deputy for Health Information Privacy Timothy Noonan from 6/1/2020 to the present containing the terms plasma and HIPAA. Oakes also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Oakes filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Health And Human Services
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2022-04-111COMPLAINT against United States Department of Health And Human Services. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-25991692)Document filed by Cameron Oakes..(Baldino, Raymond) (Entered: 04/11/2022)
2022-04-12***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY TO ELECTRONICALLY FILE CIVIL COVER SHEET. Notice to Attorney Raymond Baldino. Attorney must electronically file the Civil Cover Sheet. Use the event type Civil Cover Sheet found under the event list Other Documents. (vf) (Entered: 04/12/2022)
2022-04-12CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Valerie E. Caproni. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . .(vf) (Entered: 04/12/2022)
2022-04-12Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (vf) (Entered: 04/12/2022)
2022-04-12Case Designated ECF. (vf) (Entered: 04/12/2022)
2022-04-132CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Baldino, Raymond) (Entered: 04/13/2022)
2022-04-133NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: At the scheduled time, counsel for all parties should call 888-363-4749, Access code 3121171#, Security code 2975. Initial Conference set for 6/17/2022 at 02:00 PM before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 4/13/2022) (tg) (Entered: 04/13/2022)
2022-04-144REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Department of Health and Human Services, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by Cameron Oakes..(Baldino, Raymond) (Entered: 04/14/2022)
2022-04-155ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to United States Department of Health And Human Services..(lal) (Entered: 04/15/2022)
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