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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on August 31st, 2017

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 20, 2017 and August 26, 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. CO 1:2016cv00701Davis v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    • August 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer on 8/22/17 GRANTING [32] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. As the court ruled from the bench on July 11, 2017, Plaintiffs Motion to Compel Production (doc. #31) and Motion to Amend the Scheduling Order (doc. #37) are DENIED. This case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, each side to bear his or its own costs. (nmarb, )
  2. DC 1:2011cv00444NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSELORS v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    • August 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER DENYING the plaintiff's [104] Motion to Consolidate Cases. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on August 21, 2017. (lcbah4)
  3. DC 1:2011cv00445NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSELORS v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
    • August 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER DENYING the plaintiff's [97] Motion to Consolidate Cases. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on August 21, 2017. (lcbah4)
  4. DC 1:2012cv01872PINSON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • August 26, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying [335] Plaintiff's motion to modify appointment of counsel, granting [338] Defendants' motion for leave to file under seal, denying [345] Plaintiff's motion to access the courts, denying [346] Plaintiff's motion to enjoin block to the courts, denying [347] Plaintiff's motion for legal actions, construing [369] as Plaintiff's motion for law library access and denying the motion, construing [371] as Plaintiff's motion for notice to the C ourt and denying the motion, denying [367] Plaintiff's motion regarding witness intimidation, denying [341] Plaintiff's motion for a protective order or temporary restraining order, denying [348] Plaintiff's motion for sanctions, and denying [375] Plaintiff's motion for leave to file supplemental complaint. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 8/26/2017. (lcrc1)
  5. DC 1:2015cv01683FRANCIS v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF INFORMATION POLICY et al
    • August 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [32] Order granting Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/21/2017. (lccrc3)
  6. FLM 2:2015cv00802Brian Thomas Brantley v. Drug Enforcement Administration
    • August 25, 2017: OPINION AND ORDER denying plaintiff's [34] Motion for summary judgment; granting defendant's [38] Cross Motion for summary judgment on the basis of the failure to exhaust administrative remedies; adopting in part [40] Report and Recom mendations as the dismissal is without prejudice. The Clerk shall enter judgment in favor of defendant and against plaintiff and the case is dismissed without prejudice for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. The Clerk is further directed to close the file. Signed by Judge John E. Steele on 8/25/2017. (RKR)
  7. HI 1:2017cv00077Demoruelle et al v. Veterans Affairs, Department of
    • August 21, 2017: ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT re [14] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Joseph Louis Demoruelle, Sandra Lee Demoruelle. Signed by JUDGE LESLIE E. KOBAYASHI on 08/21/2017. Pro se Plaintiffs Joseph Louis Demoruelle and Sandra Lee Demoruelle's Motion for Summary Judgment, filed on March 20, 2017, is HEREBY GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. It is granted insofar as Plaintiffs are entitled to su mmary judgment on Count I and litigation costs. It is denied insofar as Plaintiffs request any additional relief. There being no remaining claims in this case, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk's Office to enter final judgment and close this case on September 11, 2017, unless Plaintiffs file a motion for reconsideration of this Order by September 5, 2017. (eps, ) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Participants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry
  8. ILS 3:2016cv00971White v. Office of the Federal Defender
    • August 24, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, The Court DENIES White's motion to strike (Doc. 14), motion to declare the defendant served (Doc. 15), motions to alter or amend the judgment (Docs. 16 & 17), motion to change venue (Doc. 18) and motion for leave to amend the complaint (Doc. 19). Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 8/24/2017. (jdh)
  9. PAE 2:2016cv00945HETZNECKER v. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY et al
    • August 23, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. SIGNED BY HONORABLE BERLE M. SCHILLER ON 8/23/17. 8/23/17 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc)
    • August 23, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDERTHAT DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (#10) IS GRANTED. THE CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED TO CLOSE THIS CASE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE BERLE M. SCHILLER ON 8/23/17. 8/23/17 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc)

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