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FOIA Activity: 18 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on March 30th, 2017

We have added 18 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 19, 2017 and March 25, 2017. These are associated with 18 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. CAE 1:2015cv00007Turner v. United States Department of the Treasury
    • March 23, 2017: ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER, signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/23/2017. (Kusamura, W)
  2. CAE 1:2017cv00034Ford v. Ciraolo-Klepper et al
    • March 20, 2017: ORDER relating and reassigning cases signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/17/2017. (Lundstrom, T)
  3. CAN 3:2016cv03665Cohens v. United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • March 21, 2017: Order granting [9] Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge James Donato on March 21, 2017. (jdlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/21/2017) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/22/2017: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (lrcS, COURT STAFF).
  4. CAN 3:2016cv06312Smith v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • March 21, 2017: ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 3/21/2017. (knmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/21/2017)
  5. CAN 5:2015cv02308McCash v. Central Intelligence Agency et al
    • March 20, 2017: ORDER GRANTING [46] MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. The hearing scheduled for 3/23/2017 is VACATED. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 3/20/2017. The Clerk shall close this file. (ejdlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/20/2017) Modified on 3/20/2017 (ejdlc1S, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/20/2017: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (amkS, COURT STAFF).
  6. DC 1:2012cv01872PINSON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • March 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting [318] Defendants' Supplemental Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/22/2017. (lcrc1)
  7. DC 1:2014cv00604SOTO, et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • March 25, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a second amended complaint [38] See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/25/2017. (lcrdm2, ) Modified on 3/27/2017 (kt).
  8. DC 1:2014cv01217ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
    • March 24, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 3/24/2017. (lcrbw3)
  9. DC 1:2014cv01511JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • March 20, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 3/20/2017. (lcabj2)
  10. DC 1:2015cv01019OCASIO v. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
    • March 23, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION: Re Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment [10] ; Plaintiff's Motion to Take Judicial Notice [17] ; Plaintiff's Motions for Summary Judgment [19, 24]. The Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this Memorandum Opinion to: JUAN CARLOS OCASIO 2245 Baker Avenue, Apartment 5D, Bronx, NY 10467 Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/23/17. (DJS) Modified on 3/23/2017 (DJS).
  11. DC 1:2015cv01649HARDY v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES et al
    • March 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendants' [22] Motion for Summary Judgment and the plaintiff's 25 Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 22, 2017. (lcbah4)
  12. DC 1:2016cv00717AQUALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
    • March 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re [9] , [11] the parties' cross-motions for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 3/22/2017. (lctsc2)
  13. ILS 3:2014cv00908Henson v. Department of Health and Human Services et al
    • March 23, 2017: ORDER DISMISSING CASE: The Court GRANTS [89] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Food & Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter judgment accordingly. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 3/23/17. (lmp)
  14. NJ 1:2015cv02777WADHWA v. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    • March 23, 2017: ORDER that Plaintiff's [17,24,28,32] Motion for Judgment by Default, Motion for Judgment by Default and Motion to Deny Summary Judgment, and Motion(s) to Impose Sanctions are DENIED. ORDER that this Court's November 22, 2016 Opinion and Order (Doc Nos. 13, 14) are VACATED. Defendant's [26] Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED. Clerk of Court shall CLOSE THIS CASE. Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 3/22/2017. (tf, )
  15. NYN 7:2015cv00973Robbins et al v. New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association, Inc.
    • March 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM-DECISION and ORDER – That NYCSGA's motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 7) is GRANTED. That Robbins and Czub's complaint is DISMISSED. That the Clerk shall close the case. Signed by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 3/21/2017. (jel, )
  16. NYS 1:2015cv09020American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. Department Of Homeland Security et al
    • March 22, 2017: OPINION re: [33] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, [38] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The CBP motion for summary judgment w ith respect to Exemption 7(E) is denied and with respect to Exemptions 6, 7(C), 7(F) is granted. The ACLUF motion for summary judgment with respect to Exemption 7(E) is granted and denied with respect to Form 93, and the ORR and ICE production. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 3/22/2017) (ras)
  17. OHN 4:2015cv01619Apotosky v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al
    • March 23, 2017: Memorandum Opinion: Plaintiff's dispositive motion (Doc. No. [47] ) is denied and defendants' cross-motion for summary judgment (Doc. No. [51] ) is granted. The Court certifies that an appeal from this decision by plaintiff could not be taken in good faith. 28 U.S.C. Section 1915(a)(3). Judge Sara Lioi on 3/23/2017. (P,J)
  18. OHS 1:2016cv00530Carter v. United States of America et al
    • March 20, 2017: ORDER adopting Report and Recommendation re [14] Report and Recommendation granting [8] Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction; denying [9] Motion to Amend/Correct; finding as moot [11] Motion for TRO; finding as moot [13] Motion for Order to ; finding as moot [18] Motion for Declaratory Judgment; finding as moot [18] Motion to Expedite; finding as moot [19] Motion for Hearing; finding as moot [20] Motion for Order to; finding as moot [20] Motion ; finding as moot [22] Motion. Signed by Judge Michael R. Barrett on 3/20/17. (ba)(This document has been sent by regular mail to the party(ies) listed in the NEF that did not receive electronic notification.)

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