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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on November 11th, 2020

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between November 1, 2020 and November 7, 2020. These are associated with 9 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. CAE 2:2018cv00873Stanco et al v. Internal Revenue Service

    • November 2, 2020: STIPULATION and ORDER [25] signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 10/30/2020 POSTPONING the deadline for Defendant to respond to Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint until after the Court rules on Plaintiffs' pending motion to amend the complaint.(Becknal, R)

    • November 5, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [22] Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/5/2020. (lcjeb1)

    • November 5, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [20] Order on Cross-Motions for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 11/5/2020. (lcjeb1)
  4. NM 2:2020cv00788Wheeler v. United States Department of Homeland Security

    • November 4, 2020: INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER by Chief Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. Joint Status Report is due by 12/8/2020. A Telephonic Rule 16 Scheduling Conference is set for 12/15/2020 at 01:30 PM before Chief Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza. [Parties shall ca ll Judge Garza's AT&T Teleconference line at (877) 810-9415, follow the prompts, and enter access code 7467959, to be connected to the proceedings.] Unless otherwise notified by the Clerk or the Court a notice of consent or non-consent for this case to proceed before the trial Magistrate Judge should be submitted by each party no later than 11/25/2020. (ke)
  5. NYS 1:2018cv04433NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Education

    • November 5, 2020: ORDER. It is: ORDERED that on or before November 20, 2020, the parties are directed to file a joint letter with an update as to the status of the payment, and whether the case can be closed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Vernon S. Broderick on 11/5/20) (yv)
  6. NYS 1:2018cv08607The New York Times Company et al v. Federal Communications Commission

    • November 5, 2020: ORDER granting [41] Letter Motion for Extension of Time to File. The application is GRANTED. The parties' above proposed schedule is adopted as an Order of the Court. The deadlines listed in the Order at Dkt. No. 40 are hereby vacated. (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield on 11/5/2020) (cf)
  7. NYS 1:2019cv01337Buzzfeed, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Air Force

    • November 3, 2020: OPINION AND ORDER: re: [26] MOTION for Summary Judgment. filed by U.S. Department of the Air Force, [30] MOTION for Summary Judgment Plaintiff's Combined Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and in Support of Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. filed by Buzzfeed, Inc. So Ordered (Signed by Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr on 11/3/2020) (js) Transmission to Orders and Judgments Clerk for processing.
    • November 4, 2020: CLERK'S JUDGMENT re: [39] Memorandum & Opinion. in favor of U.S. Department of the Air Force against Buzzfeed, Inc. It is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED: That for the reasons stated in the Court's Opinion and Order dated Novembe r 3, 2020, the Air Force's motion for summary judgment is granted and Buzzfeed's motion is denied; accordingly, this case is closed. (Signed by Clerk of Court Ruby Krajick on 11/04/2020) (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Right to Appeal) (dt)
  8. NYS 1:2020cv08349Goodman v. Department of Defense

    • November 4, 2020: ORDER: For the reasons stated at the conference, it is ORDERED that Defendant shall produce the requested documents on the following schedule: With respect to Plaintiff's first request, regarding records that show American troop levels in Afgha nistan, Iraq, and Syria, see Dkt. No. 1-2, Defendant shall provide a final response including all documents responsive to the request (save for those as to which a claim of Exemption is validly made) on or before November 23, 2020. With respect to Pl aintiff's second request, regarding, among other things, records sufficient to show why Defendant stopped publishing troop counts and the criteria for the counts they provide, See Dkt. No. 1-3, Defendant shall provide a final response (to includ e documents sufficient to respond to the request save for those validly withheld under an Exemption)and not only an estimated page counton or before December 11, 2020. The Court determined that such deadlines were reasonable based on the arguments pr esented at the conference. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall file the following letters with theCourt: By November 15, 2020, a letter advising the Court whether the Plaintiff's request for a fee waiver pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 522(a) (4)(A)(iii) and 32 C.F.R. § 286.12(l) will be granted; by December 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., a letter explaining the status of compliance with this Order. As stated at conference, if Defendant seeks any extensions of the deadlines set forth here in, it must file a letter with the Court establishing good cause and explaining in detail and with support its efforts to comply with these deadlines and the reasons that it has been unable to do so. IT IS FURHTER ORDERED that the Court will hold a conference on December 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. by TELEPHONE CONFERENCE. At that date and time the parties aredirected to dial the Court's teleconference line at 888-251-2909 (access code: 2123101). (Telephone Conference set for 12/17/2020 at 03:00 PM before Judge Lewis J. Liman.) (Signed by Judge Lewis J. Liman on 11/4/2020) (rro)
  9. WAW 2:2020cv00272Goebel v. Federal Aviation Administration

    • November 5, 2020: ORDER granting Parties' [26] Stipulated Motion: Joint Status Report due by 11/19/2020. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour.(MW)

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