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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on September 28th, 2017

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 17, 2017 and September 23, 2017. These are associated with 10 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 3:2017cv01612Reyes v. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs et al
    • September 18, 2017: ORDER Granting [2] Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. US Marshal shall effect service of complaint. The Court directs the Clerk of Court to issue a summons as to complaint. Signed by Judge Anthony J. Battaglia on 09/18/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (Certified Copy to USM) (ajs)
  2. DC 1:2007cv02050BLOCHE et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al
    • September 18, 2017: MEMORANDUM-DECISION AND ORDER: The Court hereby ORDERS that Plaintiffs' # [38] motion for partial summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part; and Defendant United States Air Force's # [43] cross-motion for partial summary judgme nt is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part consistent with this Memorandum-Decision and Order. The Court further ORDERS that Defendant United States Air Force's # [73] motion to strike Plaintiffs' additional memorandum is DENIED as moot. Th e Court further ORDERS that all Defendants, other than Defendant United States Air Force, shall re-review all exemptions they have claimed in their pending # [61] collective motion for summary judgment paying close attention to the segregability of factual information and the conclusory nature of their declarations. Furthermore, the Court instructs Plaintiffs and all Defendants, other than Defendant United States Air Force, to confer and file a list of documents that are still in dispute within 30 days of the date of this Memorandum-Decision and Order. Signed by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. on 9/18/2017. (Scullin, Frederick)
  3. DC 1:2015cv01792MACLEOD v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
    • September 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION GRANTING [8] Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgment. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 09/21/2017. (lckbj1)
  4. DC 1:2016cv00388TAYLOR ENERGY COMPANY LLC v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR et al
    • September 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendants' [32] Motion for Summary Judgment and the plaintiff's [34] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 21, 2017. (lcbah2)
  5. DC 1:2016cv01142HOUSER v. CHURCH et al
    • September 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying [23] the plaintiff's Motion to Strike the Declaration of William M. Rowe; denying [24] the plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying [33] 34 the plaintiff's motions for extensions of time; and granting in part and denying in part [9] Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Count One of the plaintiff's Complaint survives. By November 10, 2017, the defendant either shall file a renewed motion for summary judgment or shall propose a schedule for further proceedings in this case. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 9/22/17. (ms)
  6. DC 1:2016cv01591HALL v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
    • September 19, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying Order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/19/17.(ah)
  7. DC 1:2016cv02032LINDSEY v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • September 20, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE Defendant's [10] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [11] Motion for Summary Judgment. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report by NOVEMBER 17, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 9/20/2017. (lcckk3)
  8. DC 1:2017cv01167CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC. v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • September 22, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [18] Order on Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 9/22/2017. (lcjeb2)
  9. ILS 3:2016cv00635Turner v. United States Forest Service
    • September 19, 2017: ORDER re [30] Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Seth F Turner. Dispositive Motions due by 10/20/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 9/19/2017. (nms)
  10. LAE 2:2013cv05526Gahagan v. United States Department of Justice et al
    • September 20, 2017: ORDER and REASONS granting in part and denying in part [50] Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs. Specifically, the motion is denied relative to attorney's fees, but granted with respect to Plaintiff's request that he be awarded costs in the amount of $506.65, as stated within document. Signed by Chief Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt on 9/20/2017. (cbs)

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