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FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on June 30th, 2017

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between June 18, 2017 and June 24, 2017. 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.

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 3:2016cv05884Facebook, Inc. and Subsidiaries v. Internal Revenue Service
    • June 19, 2017: ORDER by Judge Laurel Beeler granting [38] Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; denying [28] Motion to Compel. The court grants the IRS's motion for partial summary judgment and dismisses without prejudice Facebook's claim for docum ents in electronic, native-file format with metadata. The court denies Facebook's motion to compel. The court also encourages, but does not require, the IRS to produce the documents discussed at the June 15 hearing and described in the attached order. (lblc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/19/2017)
  2. CAS 3:2017cv01191Reyes v. Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern California Agency
    • June 20, 2017: ORDER (1) Granting [2] Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis (2) Directing Service. It is ordered that the Court grants Plaintiff leave to proceed IFP. The Court Orders the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the Complaint and summons upon Defenda nts as directed by Plaintiff on the USM Form 285s provided to him. All costs of that service will be advanced by the United States. Orders Defendants, once they have been served, to reply to Plaintiff's Complaint within the time provided by the applicable provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a). See 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g)(2). Orders Plaintiff, after service has been effected by the U.S. Marshal, to serve upon each Defendant, or if appearance has been entered b y counsel, upon Defendants' counsel, a copy of every further pleading, motion, or other document submitted for the Courts consideration pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 5 (b). Signed by Judge Janis L. Sammartino on 6/20/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(dxj)
  3. CAS 3:2017cv01192Reyes v. Bureau of Indian Affairs Western Regional Office
    • June 20, 2017: ORDER (1) Granting [2] Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis (2) Directing Service. It is ordered that the Court grants Plaintiff leave to proceed IFP. The Court Orders the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the Complaint and summons upon Defendants as directed by Plaintiff on the USM Form 285s provided to him. All costs of that service will be advanced by the United States. Orders Defendants, once they have been served, to reply to Plaintiff's Complaint within the time provided by the a pplicable provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a). See 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g)(2). Orders Plaintiff, after service has been effected by the U.S. Marshal, to serve upon each Defendant, or if appearance has been entered by counsel, upon Defendants' counsel, a copy of every further pleading, motion, or other document submitted for the Courts consideration pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 5 (b). Signed by Judge Janis L. Sammartino on 6/20/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(dxj)
  4. CAS 3:2017cv01195Reyes v. Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern California Agency
    • June 20, 2017: ORDER (1) Granting 2 Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis (2) Directing Service. It is ordered that the Court grants Plaintiff leave to proceed IFP. The Court Orders the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the Complaint and summons upon Defendants as directed by Plaintiff on the USM Form 285s provided to him. All costs of that service will be advanced by the United States. Orders Defendants, once they have been served, to reply to Plaintiff's Complaint within the time provided by the a pplicable provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(a). See 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g)(2). Orders Plaintiff, after service has been effected by the U.S. Marshal, to serve upon each Defendant, or if appearance has been entered by counsel, upon Defendants' counsel, a copy of every further pleading, motion, or other document submitted for the Courts consideration pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 5 ( b). Signed by Judge Janis L. Sammartino on 6/20/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(dxj)
  5. DC 1:2017cv01108CASEY v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE et al
    • June 19, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 06/15/2017. (zsb)
  6. ILS 3:2016cv00971White v. Office of the Federal Defender
    • June 19, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, The Court ORDERS that White shall have 90 days, the period provided for service under the current version of Rule 4(m), from entry of this order to service process in this case. The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to complete, on Plaintiffs behalf, a summons and form USM-285 for service of process on defendant OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL DEFENDER FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA and to issue a completed summons. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 6/19/2017. (jdh)
  7. VAE 1:2016cv01400di Montenegro v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • June 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by District Judge James C. Cacheris on 6/22/17. (gwalk, ) **Order to follow**
  8. WAW 2:2017cv00343Doung v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • June 21, 2017: MINUTE ORDER granting [12] Stipulated Motion to set briefing schedule; plaintiff's opening brief shall designate a noting date of 9/15/17, opening brief due 8/10/17; response due 9/1/17; reply due 9/15/17 by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour.(RS)

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