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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 31st, 2020

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 19, 2020 and January 25, 2020. 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.

  1. DC 1:2017cv01796SMITH v. MNUCHIN et al

    • January 23, 2020: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re 19 Defendants' motion for summary judgment and 23 Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/23/2020. (lcsd)
    • January 23, 2020: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION re [26] Plaintiff's Memorandum re [25] Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, which the court treats as a motion for disqualification. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/23/2020. (lcsd)

    • January 23, 2020: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 1/23/20. (ms)
  3. ILS 3:2018cv00841White v. Executive Office of US Attorneys et al

    • January 21, 2020: ORDER GRANTING IN PART, DENYING IN PART [27] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by Department of Justice; DENYING [32] MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by William A. White. Signed by Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly on 1/21/2020. (ely)
  4. NYS 1:2018cv04559American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service et al

    • January 21, 2020: ORDER, The parties' briefing schedule for their cross-motions for summary judgment is amended as follows: Plaintiff shall file a combined opposition to the Defendants' motion and cross-motion for summary judgment on or before March 2, 20 20. Defendants shall file a combined reply in support of its motion and opposition to the Plaintiff's cross motion on or before March 16, 2020. Plaintiff shall file a reply in support of its cross-motion on or before March 30, 2020. SO ORDERED. (Cross Motions due by 3/2/2020., Responses due by 3/16/2020, Replies due by 3/30/2020.) (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 1/17/20) (yv)
  5. NYS 1:2019cv01337Buzzfeed, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Air Force

    • January 21, 2020: ORDER: In accordance with the parties' request to proceed to summary judgment briefing on the issue set forth in the parties' January 7, 2020 Letter, the Court enters the following schedule: Defendant's motion for summary judgment is due Thursday, March 5, 2020. Plaintiff's opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment is due Monday, April 6, 2020. Defendant's opposition and reply is due Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Plaintiff's reply in further support of its cross-motion is due Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Unless the parties consent to a magistrate judge's jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the motion shall be filed in accordance with Judge Carters Individual Rules of Practice. (Cross Motions due by 4/6/2020. Motions due by 3/5/2020. Responses due by 5/6/2020. Replies due by 5/27/2020.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn on 1/21/2020) (ras)
  6. NYS 1:2019cv07058American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • January 22, 2020: ORDER: By Order of Reference dated January 16, 2020 (Dkt. No. 20), Judge Daniels referred this FOIA case to me for general pretrial supervision, including settlement. The Court will hold a telephone conference on February 6, 2020 at 12:00 p. m. to discuss what role the Court can play to facilitate settlement, including by helping to narrow or resolve any outstanding issues in advance of the scheduled motion practice. Counsel should contact chambers at (212) 805-0250 with both sides on the line, or alternatively provide a call-in number to the Court by emailing it to ( Telephone Conference set for 2/6/2020 at 12:00 PM before Magistrate Judge James L. Cott.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge James L. Cott on 1/22/2020) (mro)
  7. NYS 1:2019cv08905International Refugee Assistance Project v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al.

    • January 22, 2020: ORDER: The parties should give the Court a status report by January 28, 2020 setting out their respective positions with respect to the acceleration of the production of documents. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 1/21/2020) (ks)
  8. WAW 2:2018cv01635Withey et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    • January 22, 2020: MINUTE ORDER granting parties' [48] Stipulated Motion to Re-Note Plaintiffs' Partial Motion for Summary Judgment and Defendant's Cross-Motion. The Clerk is DIRECTED to re-note Plaintiff's partial motion for summary judgmen t (Dkt. No. [23] ) and Defendant's cross-motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. [34] ) for the Court's consideration on February 28, 2020. Defendant's must file their reply to Plaintiff's motion by February 28, 2020. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (TH)

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