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FOIA Activity: 17 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on February 10th, 2021

We have added 17 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 31, 2021 and February 6, 2021. These are associated with 17 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 3:2017cv01240Frost v. United States Department of Justice

    • February 1, 2021: COURTS CERTIFICATION THAT APPEAL IS NOT TAKEN IN GOOD FAITH. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on February 1, 2021. (jcslc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/1/2021) Any non-CM/ECF Participants have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)

    • February 4, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [61] Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/4/2021. (lcjeb2)
  3. DC 1:2019cv02540ACCURSO v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al

    • February 5, 2021: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 2/5/21. (psu2)

    • February 2, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying [8] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying [10] Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/2/2021. (lcrc3)
  5. FLM 8:2020cv01248Hooker v. Wilkie et al

    • February 3, 2021: ORDER denying as moot 29 Motion for Summary Judgment and for Partial Summary Judgment; granting 30 Motion to Dismiss; and denying 47 Motion for Declaratory Judgment. Should Plaintiff replead, any amended complaint must be consistent with the attached order and filed within fourteen (14) days. Signed by Judge William F. Jung on 2/3/2021. (CCB)
  6. MT 9:2019cv00166Buffalo Field Campaign v. United States Department of Interior

    • February 2, 2021: ORDER DISMISSING CASE with prejudice. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 2/2/2021. (ASG)
  7. NYS 1:2019cv01424The New York Times Company et al v. United States Department of Justice

    • February 3, 2021: OPINION AND ORDER re: [26] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by United States Department of Justice, [30] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Volkswagen AG, [34] CROSS MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Th e New York Times Company, John T. Ewing, Jr.. For the reasons stated in this Opinion, Defendant's motion for summary judgment is DENIED, Intervenor's motion for summary judgment is DENIED, and Plaintiffs' cross-motion for summary judg ment is also DENIED. Defendant is directed to produce a copy of the Report and an accompanying legend for in camera review within 30 days of the date of this Order. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motions pending at docket entries 26, 30, and 34. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 2/3/2021) (nb)
  8. NYS 1:2019cv01574The Innocence Project, Inc. v. National Museum of Health and Medicine et al

    • February 3, 2021: ORDER: On January 29, 2021, the Court's Pro Se Intake Unit received and docketed a letter, formerly Dkt. No. 78, disclosing the identity of an individual that the Court had previously ordered be protected. See Dkt. No. 57. The Court has remo ved the docket entry, and the letter will be filed under seal. If the individual who filed the letter formerly docketed at Dkt. No. 78 wishes to file any further letters in this case, they should be prominently marked To Be Filed Under Seal. The Plaintiff shall serve a copy of this Order on the individual who filed the letter formerly docketed at Dkt. No. 78 at the email address identified in that letter. (Signed by Judge Alison J. Nathan on 2/3/2021) (nb)
  9. NYS 1:2019cv09762Bonner v. Central Intelligence Agency et al

    • February 4, 2021: MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: [34] Status Report filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency. ENDORSEMENT: As a technical matter, this case has been stayed since April 2, 2020, due to COVID-19. See ECF No. 25. The parties ' status reports, however, make plain that it is not being treated as stayed, and the Court sees no reason it should still be stayed. Accordingly, to the extent that it matters, the stay is hereby lifted. The parties shall submit another statu s report by March 5, 2021. In that report, they shall indicate (1) their views on the next steps in this litigation, including what the Court can or should do to resolve it; and (2) whether the Court should hold a conference to discuss next steps or anything else. The Clerk of Court is directed to update the docket to reflect that this case is no longer (formally) stayed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 2/4/21) (yv)
  10. NYS 1:2020cv01686Austin Sanctuary Network et al v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al

    • February 1, 2021: ORDER: In its May 1, 2020 Order, the Court ordered Defendants to review and process 1,200 pages of documents and produce responsive documents by the 29th of each month or, if the 29th falls on a weekend, the next business day. Dkt. No. 26. D efendant U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") provided a status update to the Court on May 29, 2020 that indicated that there were 11,361 pages of documents left to be processed. Dkt. No. 31. It is hereby ORDERED Defendant ICE shall provide a status update to the Court by March 5, 2021 that indicates the number of pages left to be processed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Lewis J. Liman on 2/1/2021) (va)
  11. OHS 1:2017cv00389Board of Commissioners of Clermont County, Ohio v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

    • February 4, 2021: OPINION AND ORDER granting [15] EPA's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Douglas R. Cole on 2/4/21. (sct)
  12. TXE 4:2020cv00447Huddleston v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • February 1, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendants' Motion to Stay Scheduling Order Deadlines (Dkt. [10] ) is hereby GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. It is FURTHER ORDERED the Scheduling Order in this case is amended as follows: April 23, 2021 Deadline for Defendants' Complete Production of Documents and Vaughn Index; May 24, 2021 Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment; June 23, 2021 Plaintiff's Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment; July 7, 2021 Defendants' Reply and Opposition; July 21, 2021 Plaintiff's Reply. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 2/1/2021. (baf, )
  13. TXW 3:2019cv00279Moore v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, et al.

    • February 5, 2021: MEMORANDUM ORDER denying re [80] Motion to Extend Scheduling Order Deadlines, filed by U.S. Customs and Border Proctection, denying [77] Motion for Miscellaneous Relief filed by Robert Moore, denying [78] Motion to Extend Scheduling Order Deadlines, filed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Further directives incorporated in this Order. Signed by Judge David C Guaderrama. (em)
  14. WAW 2:2018cv01387Sea Shepherd Legal v. Department of the Interior

    • February 3, 2021: STIPULATED ORDER FOR DISMISSAL re Parties' [48] Stipulated Motion. This case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (LH)
  15. WAW 2:2019cv00463Sea Shepherd Legal v. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration et al

    • February 2, 2021: ORDER granting in part and denying in part Plaintiff Sea Shepherd Legal's [43] Motion for Summary Judgment. The court ORDERS the Government to disclose documents 10521 and 10784 in their entirety and ORDERS the Government to review document 10288 and disclose the portions pertaining to the Federal Register notice. The court DENIES the remainder of SSL's motion. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
  16. WAW 2:2021cv00073Blevins v. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives et al

    • February 2, 2021: ORDER DISMISSING ACTION UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 1915(E)(2)(B) with leave to amend within fourteen (14) days of the filing of this order. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (LH) (cc: Plaintiff via US mail)
  17. WAW 2:2021cv00075Oram v. Wilkie et al

    • February 1, 2021: ORDER granting Plaintiff's [9] Motion for Service of Summonses by USMO. DIRECTING SERVICE Packet with documents to be served on Robert Wilkie, William A Hudson, Jr., U.S. Attorney WDWA, U.S. Attorney General. Documents hand delivered to the US Marshal's Office on 2/1/2021. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM)

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