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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on June 18th, 2020

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between June 7, 2020 and June 13, 2020. These are associated with 10 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 3:2020cv00046Stoufer v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al

    • June 12, 2020: ORDER re 10 EX PARTE MOTION filed by Steven Stoufer. The Motion to file Ex Parte is GRANTED. The underlying Motion Requesting Volunteer Attorney is DENIED. Signed by Judge Sharon L. Gleason on 6/12/20. (JLH, COURT STAFF)

    • June 12, 2020: AMENDED MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER correcting minor typos and two incorrect citations in the Court's May 29, 2020 Memorandum Opinion and Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 6/12/2020. (lcrdm1) Modified on 6/12/2020 to edit document type as "opinion" (kt).

    • June 11, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER denying without prejudice the government's combined [38] Motion to Dismiss and Alternative Motion for Summary Judgment and denying without prejudice the plaintiff's [41] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See text for details. The parties shall propose a schedule for further proceedings on or before June 25, 2020. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on June 11, 2020. (lcdlf1)
  4. DC 1:2019cv02868CROMITIE v. TRUMP et al

    • June 11, 2020: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 6/11/2020. (zmd)
  5. MD 8:2019cv02205Collins v. United States Government

    • June 8, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Paula Xinis on 6/8/2020. (c/m 6/8/20 jj2s, Deputy Clerk)
  6. NYS 1:2019cv09669New York Times Company et al v. Department of the Treasury

    • June 8, 2020: ORDER granting [24] Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. GRANTED. The telephonic conference scheduled for June 11, 2020 is ADJOURNED to July 14, 2020, at 10:40 a.m. The parties are directed to call (888) 398-2342 or (215) 861-0674, and enter access code 5598827. By July 6, 2020, the pa1iies shall submit a joint status letter. Initial Conference set for 7/14/2020 at 10:40 AM before Judge Analisa Torres. (Signed by Judge Analisa Torres on 6/8/2020) (cf)
  7. NYS 1:2020cv01453Informed Consent Action Network v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • June 10, 2020: ORDER: This case arises under the Freedom of Information Action, Title 5, United States Code, Section 552. The parties are hereby ORDERED to submit a joint letter, no later than 30 days from the date of this order (i.e., July 10, 2020) and not to exceed two pages, indicating whether there is any need for discovery or an initial conference in this case. If there is no such need, the parties should include in their letter a proposed briefing schedule for any motions, including motions for summary judgment. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang on 6/10/2020) (jca)
  8. SC 2:2019cv01787Samuel v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • June 10, 2020: ORDER: The Court ADOPTS the R & R as the Order of the Court (Dkt. No. 27). Defendants motion for summary judgment is GRANTED and Plaintiffs case is DISMISSED. AND IT IS SO ORDERED. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 6/10/20.(ltap, )
  9. WAW 2:2019cv00463Sea Shepherd Legal v. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration et al

    • June 12, 2020: ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES AND SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE re parties' [33] Stipulated Motion to Consolidate Cases. The court ORDERS that cases C19-0463JLR and C19-1485JLR cases are consolidated for all purposes, up to and including trial, under c ase number C19-0463. No documents hereafter shall be filed or docketed in C19-1485JLR. The court sets the following briefing schedule for Plaintiff's anticipated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) motion in the consolidated action: Plaintiff's Motion due 6/25/2020; Defendant's Response due 7/13/2020; Plaintiff's Reply due 7/17/2020. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
  10. WAW 2:2019cv01485Sea Shepherd Legal v. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration et al

    • June 12, 2020: MINUTE ORDER consolidating this case for all purposes into case number C19-0463JLR. No documents hereafter shall be filed or docketed in C19-1485JLR. The schedule set forth in case number C19-0463JLR shall apply to all issues. The clerk is directed to close case number C19-1485JLR. Authorized by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)

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