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FOIA Activity: 15 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on October 10th, 2019

We have added 15 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 29, 2019 and October 5, 2019. These are associated with 14 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. AK 3:2019cv00208Gwich'in Steering Committee et al v. U.S. Department of the Interior et al

    • September 30, 2019: ORDER granting [14] Motion to Transfer. Signed by Judge H. Russel Holland on 9/30/19. (JLH, COURT STAFF)
  2. CAC 2:2018cv00683John W. Sigler v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • September 30, 2019: ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [20] by Judge Otis D. Wright, II. (lc).Modified on 9/30/2019. (lc).
    • September 30, 2019: JUDGMENT [35] by Judge Otis D. Wright, II : Plaintiff John W. Sigler shall recover nothing from Defendant. Defendant shall have JUDGMENT in its favor on all causes of action. The Clerk of the Court shall close the case. (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (lc)
  3. CAN 4:2019cv01843The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. U.S. Department of Labor

    • October 4, 2019: ORDER REGARDING UNUSABLE CHAMBERS COPIES re [29] OPPOSITION/RESPONSE (re [24] MOTION for Summary Judgment ) and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment filed by The Center for Investigative Reporting. Plaintiffs shall provide a usable chambers copy of the exhibits and the corresponding declaration as described in this order, by 10/9/2019. Signed by Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 10/4/2019. (kawlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/4/2019)

    • September 29, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's motion for summary judgment [25] and Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment [26] , it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant's motion is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part and that Plaintiff's motion is DENIED. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 09/29/19. (lcrdm3, )

    • September 29, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding Defendants' motion [10] for summary judgment and Plaintiff's cross motion [14] for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/29/2019. (lctsc1)
  6. DC 1:2017cv01188BARTON et al v. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY et al

    • September 29, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 09/29/2019. (lcabj3)

    • September 30, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 09/30/2019. (lcabj3)
  8. DC 1:2018cv00777SMITH v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al

    • September 30, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding Defendants' motion [14] to dismiss, or in the alternative for summary judgment; Plaintiff's cross motion 16 for summary judgment; and Plaintiff's amended cross motion [19] for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/30/2019. (lctsc1)
  9. MA 1:2018cv10763National Consumer Law Center v. United States Department of Education

    • September 30, 2019: Judge Indira Talwani: ORDER entered. re [40] Stipulation filed by United States Department of Education (MacDonald, Gail)
  10. NYS 1:2018cv06069Osen LLC v. United States Central Command

    • September 30, 2019: OPINION AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth above, defendant's motion (Dkt. No. 21) is GRANTED IN PART, and plaintiff's motion (Dkt. No. 26) is DENIED. However, the Court will not enter judgment at this time, in order to afford the part ies an opportunity to consider whether to further litigate the issues left open above. See Morales v. Quintel Entmt, Inc., 249 F.3d 115, 121 (2d Cir. 2001) ("[E]ven when both parties move for summary judgment, asserting the absence of any gen uine issues of material fact, a court need not enter judgment for either party."). The Court will conduct a status conference on October 24, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in Courtroom 20A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York. No later than October 1 7, 2019, the parties shall submit a joint letter (1) addressing any outstanding redactions under Exemption 6 that Osen contends to be of places, organizations, or other non-persons, see Pl. Reply Mem. at 4; and (2)proposing a schedule for Osen to provide CENTCOM a list of names and/or photographs itbelieves are identical to a prior CENTCOM release, and for CENTCOM to respond. If the parties have resolved the issues left outstanding in this Opinion and Order (or believe they will be able t o without the Court's involvement), they may request that the conference be held telephonically. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motions at Dkt. Nos. 21 and 26. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses on 9/30/2019) (jca)
  11. TXN 3:2018cv00181Highland Capital Management LP v. Internal Revenue Service

    • September 30, 2019: Memorandum Opinion and Order granting in part and denying in part [21] Motion for Summary Judgment. For the records on which summary judgment is denied the IRS shall, within fifteen days of this date, file those records under seal for in camera inspection by the court. (Ordered by Senior Judge A. Joe Fish on 9/30/2019) (ykp)
  12. WAW 2:2018cv01789Moujtahid et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al

    • September 30, 2019: ORDER re parties' [30] Joint Status Report. Joint Status Report due by 11/25/2019. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM)
  13. WAW 2:2019cv00334Davis Wright Tremaine LLP v. United States Customs and Border Protection

    • October 1, 2019: JOINT STATUS REPORT AND STIPULATION AND ORDER re parties' [16] Stipulation. The parties intend to continue discussions regarding what issues may remain in this case. The parties propose to file an update with the Court on or before October 28, 2019 that, if necessary, will include a proposed deadline for CBP's responsive pleading. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (TH)
  14. WAW 2:2019cv00645National Parks Conservation Association v. US Department of the Navy

    • October 3, 2019: MINUTE ORDER granting in part and striking in part as moot parties [10] Stipulated Motion for Extension: deadline for defendant to file a responsive pleading or motion is extended to 11/8/2019; regarding parties' [11] Joint Status Report, the C ourt SETS the following deadlines: Dispositive motions due by 3/30/2020, Plaintiff shall file any cross-motion, consolidated with its response to defendant's motion by 4/30/2020, Defendant's response to plaintiff's cross-motion, consolidated with its reply in support of its own motion shall be filed by 5/18/2020, Plaintiff's reply in support of its cross-motion shall be filed by 5/22/2020. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly.(SWT)

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