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Feb 16 18

VETERAN ESQUIRE LEGAL SOLUTIONS, PLLC et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 196 documents from 21 FOIA cases filed between February 4, 2018 and February 10, 2018. 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. VETERAN ESQUIRE LEGAL SOLUTIONS, PLLC et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (filed Feb 8, 2018)
    Veterans Esquire Legal Solutions submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the claims files of three clients. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Veterans Esquire Legal Solutions filed suit, alleging the agency had a pattern and practice of failing to timely respond to requests for veterans’ claims files read more…
Feb 16 18

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 4, 2018 and February 10, 2018. 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. DC 1:2016cv01975AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • February 8, 2018: ORDER denying Defendant's [32] Partial Motion to Dismiss or to Stay Proceedings. See order for details. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 2/8/2018. (lctnm2)
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Feb 8 18

AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 24 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 176 documents from 23 FOIA cases filed between January 28, 2018 and February 3, 2018. 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. AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Jan 31, 2018)
    American Oversight submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the agency’s decision to share text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page with the media and records concerning the investigation of the incident by the Office of Inspector General read more…
Feb 8 18

FOIA Activity: 12 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 12 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 28, 2018 and February 3, 2018. These are associated with 12 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. CT 3:2016cv00647The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten et al v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    • February 1, 2018: ORDER. Having conducted a hearing regarding outstanding discovery on January 31, 2018, and upon further consideration, the Court orders the following: (1) Plaintiffs will submit additional search terms to the Defendant by February 7, 2018; (2) separa tely, the parties will file a status report with the Court on February 14, 2018; and (3) the parties and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs would return to Court for a follow-up hearing on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2 of the Brien McMahon Federal Building, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT. Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 2/1/2018. (Riegel, J.)
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Feb 2 18

PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY et al and 24 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 159 documents from 25 FOIA cases filed between January 21, 2018 and January 27, 2018. 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. PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY et al (filed Jan 23, 2018)
    Property of the People and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Navy for records concerning releases of prescription drugs to the Medical Office of the White House from the Navy since January 2017. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but immediately closed it because the agency claimed they were not agency records read more…
Feb 2 18

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 21, 2018 and January 27, 2018. These are associated with 4 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 3:2014cv02166American Small Business League v. Department of Defense
    • January 23, 2018: ORDER RE [127] MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Judge William Alsup. (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/23/2018)
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Jan 26 18

CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, et al. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 48 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between January 14, 2018 and January 20, 2018. 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. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, et al. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (filed Jan 18, 2018)
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for records concerning the involvement of Secretary Ben Carson’s family in the department. CREW asked for a fee waiver and inclusion in the news media fee category. The agency denied CREW’s request for a fee waiver read more…
Jan 26 18

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 14, 2018 and January 20, 2018. 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. CAN 3:2016cv06066American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Immigrants' Rights Project et al v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • January 19, 2018: ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting in part and denying in part [68] Motion for Attorney Fees. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/19/2018)
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Jan 18 18

ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY PROJECT v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 76 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between January 7, 2018 and January 13, 2018. 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. ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY PROJECT v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (filed Jan 8, 2018)
    The Environmental Integrity Project submitted a FOIA request to the General Services Administration for records concerning credit card charges submitted for travel by EPA and Department of Interior from April 2017 through September 2017. The agency denied the request, telling EIP that it was not allowed to disclose credit card charge information pertaining to other agencies read more…
Jan 18 18

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 January 7, 2018 and January 13, 2018. 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. CAN 3:2013cv02295Raimondo et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • January 12, 2018: ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting [114] Defendant's Second Motion for Summary Judgment and denying [117] Plaintiffs' Second Cross-motion for Summary Judgment. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/12/2018)
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