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FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 17th, 2020

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 5, 2020 and January 11, 2020. These are associated with 11 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. CAC 2:2018cv05320Citizens Commission on Human Rights v. United States Food and Drug Administration

    • January 8, 2020: DISMISSAL ORDER by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, re Stipulation to Dismiss Case 34. Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the separately filed stipulation of the parties, this action is dismissed. The Court shall retain jurisdiction over the issue of attorneys fees. All pending motions are hereby taken off calendar and now moot. Case Terminated. Made JS-6. (shb)
  2. CAS 3:2018cv02736Buckovetz v. Department of the Navy

    • January 7, 2020: ORDER Granting [22] Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin on 1/7/2020. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(mme)

    • January 6, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Defendants' [34] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [35] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 1/6/2020. (lctnm3)
  4. DC 1:2019cv03558PETOFF v. TRUMP et al

    • January 7, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/31/2019. (zmc)
  5. DC 1:2019cv03597KEYS v. BARDY et al

    • January 10, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 01/08/2020. (zmc)
  6. ILN 1:2017cv02853Stevens v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • January 9, 2020: MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order. The court denies ICE's cross-motion for summary judgment on the adequacy of its search and denies in part ICE's cross-motion for summary judgment that it has properly withheld information under FOIA Exemptions 5, 6, and 7(C) [64] The court orders ICE to produce the responsive documents it located in its search of ERO and conduct a limited search of the Law Enforcement Support Center records. Concerning redactions to "statement of the case" and "facts" sections of finalized USC Claims memos under Exemptions 5, 6, and 7(C), the court directs ICE to reexamine the documents and, within 21 days, either produce additional material consistent with the principles articulated in this opin ion or provide a supplemental Vaughn index and affidavit that address in detail the concerns the court has raised. The court reserves judgment on all other issues. If the court is incorrect that Stevens does not seek the "legal analysis" and "conclusion and recommendation" sections of finalized USC Claims memos, she must notify the court within 21 days and show cause why she needs these sections for her research. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment [54] is denied without prejudice. Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 1/9/2020. Notice mailed by judge's staff (ntf, )
  7. MOW 4:2019cv00493Talley v. U.S. Department of Labor

    • January 8, 2020: Order entered by Judge Ortrie D. Smith. The Court strikes Talley's "Suggestions Opposing DOL Suggestion for In-Court Conference Requiring Plaintiff's Attendance" (Doc. 19 ) and denies Talley's "Motion to Remedy Judge Smith's Lies and Crimes and Lift the Stay or Disqualify Judge Smith" (Doc. [17] ). Signed on 1/8/20 by District Judge Ortrie D. Smith. (Matthes Mitra, Renea)
  8. NYS 1:2019cv06658American Immigration Council et al v. Executive Office For Immigration Review et al

    • January 10, 2020: ORDER granting [27] Motion to Adjourn Conference; granting [27] Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 1/8/2020) (va)
  9. VAW 3:2019cv00011Southern Environmental Law Center v. Bernhardt et al

    • January 9, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Senior Judge Glen E. Conrad on 1/9/2020. (ssm)
  10. WAW 2:2018cv01442The Human Rights Defense Center et al v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al

    • January 10, 2020: JOINT STATUS REPORT AND ORDER re [43] Parties shall submit a joint status report to the Court on or before February 24, 2020. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
  11. WAW 2:2019cv00463Sea Shepherd Legal v. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration et al

    • January 7, 2020: ORDER re parties' [23] Joint Status Report. The parties shall submit a joint status report to the Court on or before February 6, 2020. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)

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