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FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on February 16th, 2018

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 4, 2018 and February 10, 2018. These are associated with 8 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. DC 1:2016cv01975AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • February 8, 2018: ORDER denying Defendant's [32] Partial Motion to Dismiss or to Stay Proceedings. See order for details. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 2/8/2018. (lctnm2)
  2. DC 1:2016cv02532MOUNT v. JOHNSON
    • February 5, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [12] Order granting Defendant's motion for summary judgment and denying Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/5/2018. (lccrc2)
  3. DC 1:2017cv00414JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    • February 7, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [16] Order. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/7/2018. (lccrc3)
  4. DC 1:2017cv00916JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • February 5, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [18] Order granting Defendant's motion for summary judgment and denying Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/5/2018. (lccrc2)
  5. ID 1:2015cv00453Andrus v. US Department of Energy
    • February 6, 2018: ORDER – IT IS ORDERED: 1. Plaintiffs the Motion to Substitute Party Plaintiff Under Rule 25(a) (Dkt. [26] ) is GRANTED. 2. The Court will sustain DOEs assertion of privilege, and not require it to provide the plaintiff with a copy of any of the docume nts provided to the Court for in camera review. The Court will note that it made two copies of the documents in order to do the thorough review of the documents. The Court will shred those two copies. The Court will also shred the original copy provi ded by DOE unless DOE counsel prefers the Court return them. Counsel shall contact the Courts Law Clerk, Jeff Severson, at (208) 334- 9027, and inform him of their preference. Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by (cjs)
  6. NH 1:2017cv00143Berry v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al
    • February 5, 2018: ///ORDER granting without prejudice [27] Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Granted without prejudice to file a second amended complaint by March 5, 2018. Failure to file a second amended complaint within this time frame will result in the dismissal of Berrys claims against the defendants with prejudice. So Ordered by Judge Landya B. McCafferty.(gla)
  7. NYS 1:2017cv01885The New York Times Company et al v. U.S.Secret Service
    • February 5, 2018: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re: [18] CROSS MOTION for Summary Judgment. filed by The New York Times Company, Jeremy Merrill, [14] MOTION for Summary Judgment. filed by U.S. Secret Service. The Service's motion for summar y judgment is GRANTED; NYT's cross-motion for summary judgment is DENIED; and NYT's request for attorneys' fees and costs is DENIED. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close all pending motions and terminate the action. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Crotty on 2/5/18) (yv)
  8. VAW 4:2017cv00027Hill v. Executive Office for United States Attorneys et al
    • February 6, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Senior Judge Jackson L. Kiser on 2/6/2018. (mlh)

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