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FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 24th, 2019

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 13, 2019 and January 19, 2019. These are associated with 7 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. CO 1:2018cv00314Rocky Mountain Wild v. United States Bureau of Land Management et al

    • January 16, 2019: ORDER: 1. Defendants' Partial Motion to Dismiss [13] is GRANTED; 2. U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak shall determine the effect, if any, of the current partial government shutdown on Defendants' ability to proceed with this case and may enter appropriate scheduling or other orders; and 3. Assuming Defendants may currently proceed with the lawsuit, or at the time that they may, the parties are strongly encouraged to consider the utility of requesting a settlement conference before the Magistrate Judge, considering the relatively narrow scope of the remaining dispute. SO ORDERED by Judge William J. Martinez on 01/16/2019. (wjmlc1)

    • January 17, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying [14] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and denying [16] Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment: See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on January 17, 2019. (lcrc2)
  3. GAS 1:2017cv00169Gold Cross EMS, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • January 16, 2019: ORDER DISMISSING CASE with prejudice. Each party shall bear its own costs and attorney's fees. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 01/16/2019. (jlh)
  4. TXN 3:2018cv03298Phillips v. Texas Department of Family Protective Services et al

    • January 14, 2019: Order Adopting [8] Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation. Plaintiff's objections are overruled. (Ordered by Senior Judge Sam R Cummings on 1/14/2019) (rekc)
    • January 18, 2019: Recommendation Regarding Request to Proceed in Forma Pauperis on Appeal: The request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal should be DENIED because the Court should certify pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(3) and 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that the appeal is not taken in good faith. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on 1/18/2019) (mcrd)
  5. WAW 2:2017cv01854The University of Washington et al v. Department of Defense et al

    • January 17, 2019: ORDER granting the United States' [26] Motion for a Stay of Deadlines in Light of Lapse of Appropriations. All pending deadlines for the above- captioned case are hereby STAYED and are hereby EXTENDED commensurate with the duration of the lapse in appropriations. Signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (PM)
  6. WAW 2:2018cv01635Withey et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    • January 15, 2019: MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's [16] Motion to Stay Case in Light of Lapse of Appropriations. The case is STAYED until appropriations have been restored to Defendant. All deadlines shall be EXTENDED commensurate with the duration of the lapse of appropriations. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (TH)
  7. WAW 2:2018cv01789Moujtahid et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al

    • January 17, 2019: ORDER granting parties' [14] Stipulated Motion for Extension of Time. Defendants' time to respond to the Complaint is extended to 2/4/2019. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM)


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