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FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 28th, 2021

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 17, 2021 and January 23, 2021. 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. CAN 3:2019cv08181The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. United States Department of the Treasury

    • January 22, 2021: ORDER by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero granting [29] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and denying [32] Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. (jcslc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/22/2021)
  2. CAN 3:2020cv03619Pangea Legal Services v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • January 19, 2021: STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT AND DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 1/19/2021. (clS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/19/2021)
  3. CAN 3:2020cv06893Ecological Rights Foundation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

    • January 20, 2021: ORDER by Judge Vince Chhabria granting [20] Stipulation regarding case management. Case Management Statement due by 2/24/2021. Further Case Management Conference set for 3/3/2021 02:00 PM by Videoconference Only. (vclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2021)

    • January 21, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [34] Order on Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/21/2021. (lcjeb1)
  5. ILS 3:2016cv00948White v. Department of Justice et al

    • January 21, 2021: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, The Court DENIES the remainder of White's motion to alter or amend the judgment pursuant to Rule 59(e) (Doc. 148), DENIES White's motion for costs (Doc. 147) and DENIES White's motion to hold the USMS in contempt (Doc. 149). Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 1/21/2021. (jdh)
  6. MIW 1:2020cv00060Salgado-Rios v. Department of Homeland Security et al

    • January 22, 2021: JUDGMENT; signed by District Judge Paul L. Maloney (Judge Paul L. Maloney, cmc)
  7. NYS 1:2020cv03063The New York Times Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

    • January 22, 2021: CLERK'S JUDGMENT re: [31] Memorandum & Opinion. in favor of Dow Jones & Company, Inc., The New York Times Company, Christopher Weaver against Department of Health and Human Services. It is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED: That for the reasons stated in the Court's Opinion and Order dated January 13, 2021, HHS's motion for summary judgment (Docket # 19) is denied and plaintiffs' cross-motion (Docket # 22) is granted. (Signed by Clerk of Court Ruby Krajick on 1/22/2021) (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Right to Appeal) (dt)
  8. NYS 1:2020cv08349Goodman v. Department of Defense

    • January 19, 2021: ORDER granting in part and denying in part [37] Letter Motion to Stay. GRANTED IN PART. The parties shall file a joint status letter with the Court regarding settlement within forty-five days of the date of this Order. The parties are ORDERED to show cause (or express consent) by Friday, January 22, 2021 why, in lieu of holding the motion for summary judgment in abeyance, the Court should not dismiss the motion in light of the possibility of settlement, without prejudice to the Government renewing the motion upon the filing of a letter asking for it to be renewed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Lewis J. Liman on 1/19/2021) (va)
    • January 22, 2021: MEMO ENDORSED ORDER denying without prejudice to renewal by formal motion [32] Motion for Summary Judgment. ENDORSEMENT: Upon the consent of the parties, the Government's motion for summary judgment is DISMISSED without prejudice to renewal upon the Government's filing of a letter requesting that it be renewed. The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to close the pending motion at Dkt. No. 32. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Lewis J. Liman on 1/22/2021) (va)
  9. WAW 2:2017cv01854The University of Washington et al v. Department of Defense et al

    • January 19, 2021: MINUTE ORDER [68] Status Report. Joint Status Report due by 2/15/2021. It is ORDERED that, by no later than February 15, 2021, the Parties shall provide the Court with a stipulated notice of dismissal with prejudice, or, if settlement is not reached, with a joint status report setting out a proposed schedule for the remaining issues to be determined by the Court. Authorized by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (PM)
  10. WAW 2:2021cv00038Rich v. Office of Biometric Identity Management et al

    • January 22, 2021: ORDER: To facilitate entry of an appropriate scheduling order in this matter, and pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 16 and Local Civil Rule 16, counsel are directed to confer and to file a JOINT STATUS REPORT by March 22, 2021. Plaintiff's counsel i s directed to serve copies of this Order on all parties who appear after this Order is filed, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of service of each appearance. Plaintiff's counsel will be responsible for starting the communications needed to comply with this Order. Signed by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (MW)

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