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FOIA Activity: 7 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on September 21st, 2017

We have added 7 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 10, 2017 and September 16, 2017. These are associated with 7 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.

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  1. ARW 1:2016cv01050Carter v. USDA et al
    • September 13, 2017: ORDER granting [24] Amended Motion to Dismiss; case dismissed as moot. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on September 13, 2017. (cnn)
  2. DC 1:2016cv00124CLIMATE INVESTIGATIONS CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    • September 11, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying Defendant's [13] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [15] Cross-Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. If Defendant intends to renew its Motion for Summary Judgment, then the parties shall meet and confer and propose a briefing schedule by no later than October 2, 2017. See the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/11/2017. (lcapm1)
  3. DC 1:2016cv00705SANCHEZ-ALANIS v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
    • September 14, 2017: OPINION and ORDER granting [14] Defendant's dispositive motion and denying [20] Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/14/2017. (lccrc3)
  4. LAE 2:2016cv15438Gahagan v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • September 12, 2017: ORDER AND REASONS: ORDERED that the [75] REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS is REJECTED in part and ADOPTED in part. FURTHER ORDERED that [43] Motion for Attorney's Fees is DENIED, but his request for costs is GRANTED. Mr. Gahagan is entitled to recover $451.47 in costs. Signed by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman.(cml)
  5. NYS 1:2015cv06495Gelb v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
    • September 15, 2017: OPINION re: [36] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by United States Department of Homeland Security – Under Secretary for Management, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security, [34] LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File motion for summary judgment addressed to Judge Robert W. Sweet from AUSA Michael J. Byars dated March 30, 2017 filed by United States Department of Homeland Security – Under Secretary for Management, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Department of Homeland Security. Based on the facts and conclusions set forth above, the Defendants' motion for summary judgment is granted, and the Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment is denied. (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 9/15/2017) (mro)
  6. WAW 2:2017cv00822Singh v. Federal Aviation Administration
    • September 12, 2017: ORDER granting Plaintiff's [28] Motion for Leave of Court To File Surreply signed by Judge Richard A Jones. (TH)
  7. WIE 2:2017cv00229Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc v. United States Department of Justice
    • September 14, 2017: ORDER signed by Judge J.P. Stadtmueller on 9/14/2017 ADOPTING [15] Parties' Joint Stipulation of Dismissal and DISMISSING CASE with prejudice and without costs. (cc: all counsel)(jm)

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