WHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion to dismiss filed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in litigation brought by the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) alleging that the National Institutes of Health has violated the Public Health Services Act by exempting foreign grant recipients from certain guidelines relating to the care of animals used in research. The Court found that WCW has “adequately established that it has organizational standing and that its interests arguably fall within the zone of interests protected by the statute.” Advancing Law for Animals is representing WCW in the lawsuit.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Federal Court Denies NIH Motion to Dismiss Case Challenging Alleged Loophole in Animal Care Guidelines for Foreign Research Grant Recipients" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 202]