Monthly Archives: September 2015

Holding HHS Accountable for Unrelenting and Unrepentant Legal Violations

Thoughts About M.E.

Many members of the community have called out HHS for legal violations over the years, such as Dr. Mary Ann Fletcher and Ms. Eileen Holderman confronting Dr. Nancy Lee, DFO of CFSAC, for her attempted intimidation of CFSAC members by threatening to evict them from the committee for voicing their opinion. This was well documented by Jennie Spotila on her blog. Ms. Spotila also uncovered other FACA violations. I successfully sued HHS and NIH in federal court for violating FOIA and the Judge found the agencies’ conduct to be unreasonable to a degree that led him to order both agencies to pay all of my attorneys’ fees, more than $139,000. The award of attorneys’ fees is by no means a given in FOIA cases; it requires a high level of unreasonableness on the government’s part. I explained why HHS again violated FACA regarding CFSAC’s January 2015 comments to the…

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