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FOIA Activity: 12 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on September 7th, 2017

We have added 12 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 27, 2017 and September 2, 2017. These are associated with 12 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. ARE 4:2016cv00622Steinbuch v. University of Arkansas et al
    • August 29, 2017: ORDER granting [12] Mr. Steinbuch's motion to remand, which the Court construes as Mr. Steinbuch's motion to dismiss voluntarily his federal First Amendment claim; denying as moot [3] all other pending motions in this matter; and directing the Clerk of Court to remand this action to the Circuit Court of Pulaski County. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 8/29/2017. (mef)
  2. CAN 3:2017cv00949Animal Legal Defense Fund et al v. United States Department of Agriculture et al
    • August 30, 2017: ORDER granting [40] STIPULATION – Case Management Conference set for 10/24/2017 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco. Case Management Statement due by 10/17/2017. Signed by Judge William H. Orrick on 08/30/2017. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/30/2017)
  3. CO 1:2016cv01090Whitson v. United States Forest Service
    • August 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting [40] Defendant's Motion for Reconsideration, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 8/29/2017. (ebuch)
  4. DC 1:2012cv01872PINSON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • August 31, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part [332] Defendants' motion for summary judgment and denying [336] Plaintiff's motion to strike. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 8/31/2017. (lcrc1)
  5. DC 1:2014cv00007BAYALA v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    • September 1, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part [50] Defendant's renewed motion for summary judgment and granting Plaintiff partial summary judgment sua sponte. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/1/2017. (lcrc1)
  6. DC 1:2015cv01821WISDOM v. UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM
    • September 1, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re [38] Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/1/17. (lcjeb1)
  7. DC 1:2016cv01809PUBIEN v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • August 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/29/17.(ah)
  8. MT 9:2017cv00028Wilderness Watch, Inc. v. Bureau of Land Management
    • August 30, 2017: ORDER DISMISSING CASE with prejudice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Bureau of Land Management shall pay Plaintiff Wilderness Watch's attorney's fees and costs in the agreed-upon amount of $3,659.35. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 8/30/2017. (NOS)
  9. NJ 2:2015cv05068GATSON v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • August 31, 2017: OPINION. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 8/31/17. (cm, )
  10. NV 2:2016cv02286Rosiere v. United States of America
    • August 30, 2017: ORDER that [70] Plaintiff's Motion to Reconsider is DENIED. FURTHER ORDERED that [71] Plaintiff's Motion to Alter/Amend the Clerk's Judgement is DENIED. Signed by Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro on 8/30/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF – MMM)
  11. TXW 1:2015cv01209Bittner et al v. Internal Revenue Service
    • August 29, 2017: ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for [52] Report and Recommendations, DENYING [27] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by Sherry Bittner, Alexandru Bittner, GRANTING [16] Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by Internal Revenue Service. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (ml)
  12. VAE 1:2015cv00423Energy & Environment Legal Institute et al v. United States Department of State
    • August 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 08/28/2017. (dvanm, )

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