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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 17th, 2019

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 6, 2019 and January 12, 2019. 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.

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.


    • January 10, 2019: ORDER: The Court ORDERS that: 1) Plaintiffs' [59] Motion Challenging the Sufficiency of the Search is GRANTED; 2) Defendant shall search the Whistleblower Office for records responsive to Plaintiffs' FOIA Requests 6-12 and submit the result s to Plaintiffs, or explain why that office is not reasonably likely to possess such records; and 3) The parties shall submit a joint status report addressing the status of the search and production, if any, by February 20, 2019. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/10/2019. (lcjeb3)
    • January 10, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [63] Order on Motion for Reconsideration and Opportunity to be Heard. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/10/2019. (lcjeb3)

    • January 9, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 1-9-2019. (lcckk3)
  3. GAS 1:2017cv00169Gold Cross EMS, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • January 11, 2019: ORDER STAYING Civil Proceedings in Light of Lapse in Appropriations. Signed by the Judges of the Southern District of Georgia on 01/11/2019. (jlh) Modified on 1/14/2019 (jlh).
  4. MN 0:2018cv02520Epee v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • January 11, 2019: ORDER in Response to [13] Request. (Written Opinion). Signed by Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung on 1/11/2019. (JRE)
  5. WAW 2:2018cv00645State of Washington v. Environmental Protection Agency et al

    • January 11, 2019: ORDER re: Government's unopposed [13] Motion to stay all litigation deadlines until Congress has restored appropriations to the Department of Justice. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM)
  6. WAW 2:2018cv00655Mora-Villalpando v. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al

    • January 8, 2019: STIPULATION AND ORDER for extension to file response and cross-motion for summary judgment re parties' [37] Stipulated Motion, signed by Judge James L. Robart. (SWT)
  7. WAW 2:2018cv01387Sea Shepherd Legal v. Department of the Interior

    • January 9, 2019: ORDER granting defendant's [16] Motion to Stay of Deadlines in Light of Lapse in Appropriations. Counsel for government will notify the Court as soon as Congress has approved appropriated funds for the Department of Justice. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (SWT)
  8. WAW 2:2018cv01442The Human Rights Defense Center et al v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al

    • January 11, 2019: ORDER granting Plaintiffs' unopposed [18] Motion for Extension of Deadline to File Joint Status Report. Parties are directed to file a joint state report within two weeks after Defendants' counsel's furlough ends. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)


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