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FOIA Activity: 12 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on February 8th, 2018

We have added 12 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 28, 2018 and February 3, 2018. 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. CT 3:2016cv00647The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten et al v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    • February 1, 2018: ORDER. Having conducted a hearing regarding outstanding discovery on January 31, 2018, and upon further consideration, the Court orders the following: (1) Plaintiffs will submit additional search terms to the Defendant by February 7, 2018; (2) separa tely, the parties will file a status report with the Court on February 14, 2018; and (3) the parties and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs would return to Court for a follow-up hearing on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2 of the Brien McMahon Federal Building, 915 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT. Signed by Judge Victor A. Bolden on 2/1/2018. (Riegel, J.)
  2. DC 1:2015cv02249HUNTINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    • January 31, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [38] Order on Motions for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/31/2018. (lcjeb2)
  3. DC 1:2016cv00211HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN NEEDS & HUMAN RIGHTS v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
    • January 31, 2018: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 1/31/2018. (DAS)
  4. DC 1:2016cv00742BIN ALI JABER et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al
    • February 1, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Defendants' [23] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiffs' [33] Cross-Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. See the attached Memorandum Opinion for additional details. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 2/1/18. (lctnm1)
  5. DC 1:2016cv01399SHAPIRO v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • February 1, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Defendant's [13] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [16] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 2/1/2018. (lctnm3)
  6. DC 1:2016cv02516AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • January 30, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [40] Order on Motions for Partial Summary Judgment and Discovery. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/30/18. (lcjeb1) Modified on 1/30/2018 (lcjeb1, ). Modified on 1/30/2018 (zlsj).
  7. DC 1:2017cv01167CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC. v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • February 2, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [48] Order Granting Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/2/2018. (lcjeb3)
  8. MA 1:2017cv11859Troncoso v. Sheriff of Middlesex County et al
    • January 31, 2018: Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. This action is DISMISSED without prejudice for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. [Copy of order placed in mail room on 1/31/18 to be delivered to USPS on 2/1/2018.](PSSA, 3)
  9. MD 8:2016cv03032Ayyad et al v. Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America
    • February 2, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Paula Xinis on 2/2/2018. (jf3s, Deputy Clerk)
  10. NYS 1:2017cv00723Grynberg et al v. U.S. Department of Justice
    • February 1, 2018: OPINION & ORDER re: [46] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by U.S Department of Justice: For the foregoing reasons, the Government's motion for summary judgment dismissing this FOIA action is granted. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate all pending motions and mark this case as closed. (Signed by Judge William H. Pauley, III on 2/1/2018) (jwh) Modified on 2/1/2018 (jwh).
  11. NYS 1:2017cv06335Brennan Center for Justice et al v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • January 31, 2018: OPINION & ORDER: For the reasons stated above, the Court concludes that preliminary relief is not warranted in this case. Accordingly, plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction requiring DHS to produce all responsive documents not later than February 28, 2018 is DENIED. The Clerk of Court is directed to close all currently open motions. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/31/2018) (mml)
  12. WAW 2:2017cv00562American Civil Liberties Union of Washington et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
    • January 31, 2018: STIPULATION AND ORDER continuing the deadline to submit the Joint Status Report from 1/31/2018 to 3/2/2018. Signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (PM)

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