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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv02112
Date Filed2022-07-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the National Institute of Health for records concerning communications with Bioethics Director Christine Grady pertaining to SARS and COVID vaccines. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Judicial Watch if it would limit the request to a similar request from a third party. Judicial Watch declined to do so. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch 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
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2022-07-181COMPLAINT against JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9379279) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Services, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/18/2022)
2022-07-182LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 07/18/2022)
2022-07-19Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (znmg) (Entered: 07/19/2022)
2022-07-193STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on July 19, 2022. (lcbah1) (Entered: 07/19/2022)
2022-07-214SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmrl) (Entered: 07/21/2022)
2022-08-105RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/21/2022. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/20/2022.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/26/2022., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 7/25/2022 (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Cristina Rotaru)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 08/10/2022)
2022-08-226ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.(Tepe, Sean) (Entered: 08/22/2022)
2022-09-197Joint STATUS REPORT by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 09/19/2022)
2022-09-20MINUTE ORDER (paperless) DIRECTING, upon consideration of the parties' 7 Joint Status Report, the parties to submit a joint status report by December 5, 2022. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 20, 2022. (lcbah1) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
2022-09-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/5/2022. (hmc) (Entered: 09/20/2022)
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