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Oct 16 20

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. U.S. ARMY GARRISON, FORT HUACHUCA et al and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 94 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between October 4, 2020 and October 10, 2020. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. U.S. ARMY GARRISON, FORT HUACHUCA et al (filed Oct 7, 2020)
    The Center for Biological Diversity submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for records concerning the 2014 administrative record pertaining to future military operations at Fort Huachuca. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the request. USAG asked CBD if it would accept access to the administrative record that was publicly available because of a 2016 lawsuit read more…
Oct 16 20

FOIA Activity: 18 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 18 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 4, 2020 and October 10, 2020. These are associated with 17 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAN 3:2020cv01103Public Justice Foundation et al v. Farm Service Agency

    • October 5, 2020: ORDER GRANTING [28] PLAINTIFFS' MOTION CHALLENGING DEFICIENCIES IN FSAS REVISED SEARCH AND PRODUCTION. By Judge Alsup. Case Management Statement due by 11/12/2020. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 11/19/2020 11:00 AM before Judge William Alsup. (whalc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/5/2020)
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Oct 16 20

CODEBREAKER FILMS LLC v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 86 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between September 27, 2020 and October 3, 2020. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. CODEBREAKER FILMS LLC v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al (filed Sep 30, 2020)
    Codebreaker Films, a documentary film production company, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning audio or video images related to the agency’s investigation of Reality Winner. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding) read more…
Oct 16 20

FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 27, 2020 and October 3, 2020. These are associated with 11 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. DC 1:2014cv02156STOTTER v. UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT et al

    • October 3, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION, granting in part and denying in part Defendant's [17] Motion for Summary Judgment, and denying Plaintiff's [21] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 10/03/2020. (lckbj2)
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Oct 9 20

GANDHI v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES and 24 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 166 documents from 22 FOIA cases filed between September 20, 2020 and September 26, 2020. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. GANDHI v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (filed Sep 25, 2020)
    Ashvin Dhiren Gandhi submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for payroll based journal database records collected by the agency for FY 2020, quarter 2, including the data and variables employed by CMS in constructing this database. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Gandhi that processing of the request would take between 60 and 120 days read more…
Oct 9 20

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 20, 2020 and September 26, 2020. These are associated with 9 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. DC 1:2018cv02798KOWAL v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al

    • September 24, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendants' [19] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [21] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 9/24/20. (lctjk2)
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Sep 24 20

FOIA Activity: 109 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 105 documents from 16 FOIA cases filed between September 13, 2020 and September 19, 2020. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. MOHARAM v. U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al (filed Sep 14, 2020)
    Fahmi Ahmed Moharam, who was raised in Yemen but immigrated to the U.S. and received derivative U.S. citizenship, submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the State Department for records concerning why he had been placed on the no fly list. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. The FBI told Moharam that it found no records read more…
Sep 24 20

FOIA Activity: 20 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 20 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 13, 2020 and September 19, 2020. These are associated with 20 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAS 3:2020cv00495Sandoval v. United States of America

    • September 17, 2020: ORDER dismissing action for failure timely to effect service pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). Signed by Judge Janis L. Sammartino on 9/17/2020.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(jpp) (dlg).
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Sep 17 20

National Public Radio, Inc. et al v. U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 139 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between September 6, 2020 and September 12, 2020. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. National Public Radio, Inc. et al v. U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (filed Sep 10, 2020)
    National Public Radio reporter Tom Dreisbach submitted a FOIA request to U.S. International Development Finance Corporation for records concerning a loan to Eastman Kodak to manufacture drug components. Dreisbach also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Sep 17 20

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 6, 2020 and September 12, 2020. These are associated with 8 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAE 2:2018cv00873Stanco et al v. Internal Revenue Service

    • September 10, 2020: STIPULATION and ORDER signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 9/10/2020 EXTENDING the deadline to 9/28/2020, in which the Plaintiff has to file their First Amended Complaint. Defendant's responsive pleading is due 21 days from the filing of Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint. (Tupolo, A)
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