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FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on November 9th, 2021

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 24, 2021 and October 30, 2021. These are associated with 6 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.


    • October 27, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION GRANTING the Motion to Dismiss for Want of Prosecution, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) [94] filed by Defendants, the United States Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency. Accordingly, the case a gainst them is DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) and D.C. Local Civil Rule 83.23. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and the accompanying Order [98] to Plaintiff at his current address of record. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/27/2021. (psu3)
  2. NYS 1:2021cv06397Reclaim the Records et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • October 26, 2021: ORDER granting [9] Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. GRANTED. The initial pretrial conference set for November 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM is ADJOURNED to December 2, 2021 at 11:30 AM. On or before November 25, 2021, Counsel are further directed t o submit a Proposed Case Management Plan and Scheduling Order and joint letter, as required by this Courts Individual Rules of Practice in accordance with the Notice of Initial Pretrial Conference filed on September 8, 2021. [ECF No. 8]. SO ORDERED. Initial Conference set for 12/2/2021 at 11:30 AM before Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil. (Signed by Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil on 10/26/2021) (tg)
  3. NYS 1:2021cv07533BuzzFeed Inc. v. U.S. Department Of Justice

    • October 28, 2021: ORDER: The parties are directed to submit a Rule 26 (f) report by November 12, 2021. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 10/27/2021) (ks)
  4. NYS 1:2021cv08427Torres v. U.S. Department of Justice

    • October 25, 2021: ORDER TO AMEND: Plaintiff is granted leave to file an amended complaint that complies with the standards set forth above. Plaintiff must submit the amended complaint to this Court's Pro Se Intake Unit within thirty days of the date of this ord er, caption the document as an "Amended Complaint," and label the document with docket number 21-CV-8427 (LTS). An Amended Complaint form is attached to this order. No summons will issue at this time. If Plaintiff fails to comply within the time allowed, and he cannot show good cause to excuse such failure, the complaint will be dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. The Court certifies under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from this or der would not be taken in good faith, and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose of an appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962). The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff and note service on the docket. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 10/25/2021) (sac) Transmission to Docket Assistant Clerk for processing.
  5. TXN 2:2020cv00127Ewing et al v. Farm Service Agency et al

    • October 28, 2021: ORDER ACCEPTING FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE re: [41] Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation. The District Court has made a de novo review of the portions of the proposed findings and recommendat ion to which objections were made. The objections are overruled. Accordingly, the Court ACCEPTS the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, and Plaintiffs' claims under the Administrative Procedure Act are DISMISSED. (Ordered by Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn on 10/28/2021) (awc)
  6. WAW 2:2021cv00075Oram v. Wilkie et al

    • October 28, 2021: ORDER denying Plaintiff's [19] Motion for Summary Judgment and granting Defendant's [20] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Plaintiff's [33] Motion for Leave to File Response to Agency Reply is DENIED as the requested relief is procedurally improper under Local Civil Rule 7. All other pending Motions are DENIED as MOOT. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (SB)

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