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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on July 28th, 2017

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between July 16, 2017 and July 22, 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. CAS 3:2015cv00453Smart-Tek Automated Services Inc. v. United States Internal Revenue Service
    • July 20, 2017: ORDER Granting in part and Denying in part Without Prejudice Defendant's [26] Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz on 7/20/2017. (mxn)
  2. DC 1:2015cv00363GAWKER MEDIA, LLC et al v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • July 17, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying Plaintiffs' [44] Cross-Motion for Discovery and setting a briefing schedule on Defendant's [41] Motion for Summary Judgment. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 7/17/2017. (lckbj3)
  3. DC 1:2015cv00667ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
    • July 18, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [31] Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/18/2017. (lccrc2)
  4. DC 1:2015cv01303SEAVEY v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • July 20, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION to the Order granting Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 7/20/17. (CL)
  5. DC 1:2015cv02249HUNTINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    • July 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [29] Order on Motions for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/21/17. (lcjeb2)
  6. DC 1:2016cv01654SMALLWOOD v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • July 19, 2017: OPINION AND ORDER granting [11] Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. This is final, appealable Order. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/19/2017. (lccrc3) Modified event title on 7/20/2017 (znmw).
  7. NCE 5:2016cv00843McGuffin v. Social Security Administration
    • July 18, 2017: ORDER granting [10] Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 7/17/2017. (Briggeman, N.)
    • July 18, 2017: JUDGMENT: IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the SSA properly withheld theredacted information under FOIA's Exemption 6. Accordingly, the court GRANTS the SSA's motion for summary judgment [D.E. 10]. Signed by Peter A. Moore, Jr., Clerk of Court on 7/18/2017. (Briggeman, N.)
  8. OKN 4:2015cv00523Bristow First Assembly of God et al v. BP p.l.c. et al
    • July 21, 2017: OPINION AND ORDER by Judge Terence Kern ; denying [76] Motion to Reconsider; granting in part and denying in part [78] Motion to Strike; granting in part and denying in part [79] Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; granting in part and denying in part [80] Motion to Strike; granting in part and denying in part [81] Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; granting in part and denying in part [83] Motion to Dismiss (Re: [68] Amended Complaint, ) (lmc, Chambers)
  9. WAW 2:2017cv00720Sea Shepherd Legal v. Department of the Navy
    • July 18, 2017: STIPULATION AND ORDER re parties' [15] Stipulated Motion to Vacate Scheduling Order, signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (SWT)

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