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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on March 8th, 2018

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 25, 2018 and March 3, 2018. 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 3:2017cv01215Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
    • February 27, 2018: ORDER Denying Plaintiffs' Motions for Summary Judgment and Granting Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment (ECF Nos. [18] , [28] , [29] , [30] , [35] ). The Court denies Plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment and grants Defendants' motions for summary judgment with the exception of the Center Plaintiff's seventh cause of action for FOIA violations. Signed by Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel on 2/27/18. (dlg)
  2. DC 1:2014cv00997MUCKROCK, LLC v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    • February 28, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION GRANTING IN PART and DENYING IN PART [14] CIAs Motion for Summary Judgment and [22] MuckRocks Cross-Motion for summary judgment. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 2/28/2018. (lckbj1)
  3. DC 1:2016cv00631ROCKWOOD v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
    • March 2, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/2/18.(ah)
  4. DC 1:2016cv01506MARTINEZ v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
    • February 27, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying [19] Motion to Sever. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 2/27/2018. (lctjk1)
  5. DC 1:2017cv00254CHAPMAN v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    • March 2, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER. For the reasons stated in the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order, the Defendant's [47] Objections to Magistrate Judge Robinsons rulings on non-dispositive matters are DENIED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Robinson's Recommendation regarding the Plaintiff's [11] Motion for Summary Judgment is ACCEPTED, and the motion is hereby DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 3/2/2018. (lctnm2)
  6. DC 1:2017cv00432CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • February 28, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re the Defendant's [8] Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 2/28/2018. (lctnm2)
  7. ILS 3:2016cv00948White v. Department of Justice et al
    • February 26, 2018: ORDER: Dispositive Motions due by 3/23/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 2/23/2018. (sgp)
  8. LAE 2:2017cv02668Robert Beard, et al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • March 1, 2018: ORDER AND REASONS that Defendant's [25] Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiffs' [26] Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED as to the requested relief of ordering the defendant to produce a supplemental Vaughn Index. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant produce an amended Vaughn index within 30 days of the date of this order as stated herein. Signed by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on 3/1/2018. (cms)
  9. MIE 2:2017cv12288Kibbe v. United States
    • February 28, 2018: ORDER granting [9] Motion for Summary Judgment; finding as moot [12] Motion for Perpetual Mandatory Injunction. Signed by District Judge Victoria A. Roberts. (CPin)

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