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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 9th, 2018

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between December 17, 2017 and December 23, 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 3:2017cv01451Wright v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • December 21, 2017: ORDER granting [4] Additional Time to Serve Complaint. The Court exercises its discretion to allow Wright to serve his complaint by 12/29/2017. If he doesn't, this action will be dismissed. Signed by Judge Larry Alan Burns on 12/20/2017. (jdt)
  2. DC 1:2015cv00459GATORE et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    • December 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on December 21, 2017. (lcrbw3)
  3. DC 1:2016cv01820AMERICAN CENTER FOR EQUITABLE TREATMENT, INC. v. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
    • December 19, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendant's [16] Motion for Summary Judgment and denying in part Plaintiff's [17] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. The parties shall meet and confer and, no later than 21 days from this date, advise the court how they intend to proceed in this matter. See the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 12/19/2017. (lcapm1)
  4. DC 1:2017cv00163ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    • December 18, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting [17] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying [18] Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 12/18/2017. (lcrc1)
  5. ILS 3:2016cv00948White v. Department of Justice et al
    • December 20, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, denying [41] MOTION to Strike [40] Answer to Amended Complaint filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 12/20/2017. (jdh)
  6. LAE 2:2015cv06218Gahagan v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
    • December 21, 2017: ORDER granting in part and denying in part [110] Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Judge Jay C. Zainey on 12/19/17. (jrc)
  7. MD 8:2017cv03493Winston v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • December 19, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Paul W. Grimm on 12/19/2017. (c/m 12/20/2017 aos, Deputy Clerk)
  8. VT 5:2017cv00192Whitaker et al v. Department of Commerce
    • December 20, 2017: DECISION denying [10] Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part [15] Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and Motion for Summary Judgment. Counts 1-5 and 16 of the complaint are DISMISSED for failure to s tate a claim. Summary judgment is granted in favor of the Defendant on Counts 6-15 and 17 and those counts are DISMISSED. The court's decision on Count 18 is RESERVED. Supplemental memorandum re: count 18 is due by defendant no later than 1/19/2018 and by plaintiff no later than 2/3/2018. Signed by Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford on 12/20/2017. (esb)
  9. WAW 2:2017cv00720Sea Shepherd Legal v. Department of the Navy
    • December 19, 2017: STIPULATION AND ORDER re parties' [22] Stipulated MOTION for Extension of Time and Status Update. The parties have reached a tentative agreement, but are working to finalize the paperwork, which is complicated by holiday travel. Accordingly, the parties propose that they submit an additional update to the Court no later than January 18, 2018. Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (TH)

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