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Case TitleDefending the Republic v. Food and Drug Administration
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
Case Number3:2022cv01237
Date Filed2022-06-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ada Brown
PlaintiffDefending the Republic
Case DescriptionDefending the Republic submitted a FOIA request to the FDA for records concerning the approval of the Moderna vaccine Spikevax. Defend the Republic also requested expedited processing. The FDA acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied Defending the Republic's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Defending the Republic filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFood and Drug Administration
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
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2022-06-071COMPLAINT against Defending the Republic filed by Defending the Republic. (Filing fee $402; Receipt number 0539-12876186) Clerk to issue summons(es) for federal defendant(s). In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements and Judge Specific Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2, # 3 Exhibit(s) 3) (Holmes, Robert) (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-072CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Defending the Republic. (Clerk QC note: No affiliate entered in ECF). (Holmes, Robert) (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-073ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS (Civil Cover Sheet) to 1 Complaint by Plaintiff Defending the Republic. (Holmes, Robert) (Main Document 3 replaced on 6/7/2022 to flatten image) (sxf). Modified on 6/7/2022 (sxf). (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-074New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge (Judge Ramirez). Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (sxf) (Entered: 06/07/2022)
2022-06-075Summons issued as to Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (sxf) (Entered: 06/08/2022)
2022-06-146Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $100; Receipt number 0539-12892869) filed by Defending the Republic (Attachments: # 1 Cert of Good Standing)Attorney Travis Wilson Miller added to party Defending the Republic(pty:pla) (Miller, Travis) (Entered: 06/14/2022)
2022-06-157ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 6 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Travis Wilson Miller. Important Reminder: Unless excused for cause, an attorney who is not an ECF user must register within 14 days of the date the attorney appears in a case pursuant to LR 5.1(f) and LCrR 49.2(g). (Ordered by Judge Ada Brown on 6/15/2022) (chmb) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-168AMENDED ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS to by Defending the Republic. (Miller, Travis) Modified text on 6/17/2022 (jmg). (Entered: 06/16/2022)
2022-06-279PROOF of Service as to Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General, served on 6/15/2022. (Miller, Travis) Modified event on 6/28/2022 (ygl). (Entered: 06/27/2022)
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