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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on March 9th, 2017

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 26, 2017 and March 4, 2017. 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.

Click on the date to view the full text of the decision. Click on a case title below to view other details for that case, including links to the docket report and complaint.

  1. CAN 3:2014cv01130Our Children's Earth Foundation et al v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al
    • March 1, 2017: ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART [82] MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES by Hon. William H. Orrick. Within twenty days of the date of this Order, plaintiffs shall, after meeting and conferring with defense counsel, submit a joint supplemental brief and proposed judgment containing a revised request for attorney's fees. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/1/2017)
    • March 2, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part [17] Defendant's motion for summary judgment; denying [19] Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment; and denying 29 Plaintiff's motion for discovery. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/2/2017. (lcrc1)
    • February 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 02/28/2017. (lcegs3)
  4. FLS 0:2016cv61289Broward Bulldog, Inc. et al v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • February 27, 2017: ORDER granting in part and denying in part [27] Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga on 2/27/2017. (ps1)
  5. MIE 1:2016cv11555Donaldson v. AuSable Township
    • February 28, 2017: ORDER Overruling [40] Objections in Part, Adopting [35] Report and Recommendation In Part, [20] Granting Motion to Dismiss In Part, Dismissing Counts XV and XVI of Plaintiff's [13] Amended Complaint, Granting [12] Motion to Sever and Remand, Denying All Other [3] 9 [23] 24 [31] 32 Motions and Remanding to State Court. Signed by District Judge Thomas L. Ludington. (Sian, M)
  6. NV 2:2016cv00403Basin and Range Watch v. Bureau Of Land Management et al
    • March 1, 2017: ORDER. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that, within seven (7) days of this order, the parties shall submit a declaration or stipulation to the court identifying the contested materials, if any, that have been provided by defendants to plaintiff since 8/9/2016 the date of plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 3/1/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF – ADR)
  7. NYE 2:2002cv06788Robert v. The Central Intelligence Agency et al
    • February 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM & ORDER: SO ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (Docket Entry 91) and letter motion for hearing (Docket Entry 109), and Defendants' cross motion for summary judgment (Docket Entry 98) are DENIED. As set forth mor e fully above, Plaintiff is directed to provide the Court with documentary evidence establishing that he filed a FOIA request with the CIA prior to the commencement of this action within fourteen (14) days of the date of this Memorandum and Order. De fendants are granted leave to renew their motion for summary judgment as to Plaintiff's claim against the CIA and move for summary judgment on Plaintiff's claim against the DOJ within sixty (60) days of the date of this Memorandum and Order. The Clerk of the Court is directed to mail a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the pro se Plaintiff. Ordered by Judge Joanna Seybert on 2/28/2017. (cm to pro se plaintiff via ecf/nef and USPS mail) (Florio, Lisa)
  8. WAE 1:2016cv03013Friends of Toppenish Creek v. Department of Health & Human Services, et al
    • February 27, 2017: ORDER DISMISSING ACTION signed by Judge Stanley A. Bastian. (CC, Case Administrator)
  9. WAW 2:2017cv00233Singh v. United States Postal Service
    • March 1, 2017: ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE by US Marshal as to United States Postal Service; granting [7] Plaintiff's Motion for Order Directing Service By United States Marshal ; directing Clerk to issue summons. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (swt) (cc: USMO)


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