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Apr 29 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following updates to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool:

Apr 28 16

FOIA Activity: 3 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 3 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 18, 2016 and April 23, 2016. These are associated with 3 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.

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  1. CAC 2:2015cv03751Edward Dean Hohner v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • April 22, 2016: JUDGMENT by Judge George H. Wu. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that judgment be entered in favor of defendants Federal Bureau of Investigation and Office of Information Policy on Plaintiff's Complaint, and this action be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. IT IS SO ORDERED. Related to: Order on Motion [30] (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (lom)
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Apr 28 16

Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States Department of Justice and 7 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 50 documents from 8 FOIA cases filed between April 17, 2016 and April 23, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States Department of Justice (filed Apr 19, 2016)
    EFF submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning requests to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order Apple or any other communication company to provide technical assistance, and for records concerning the interpretation of the term “specific selection term read more…
Apr 26 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following updates to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool:

Apr 21 16

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 10, 2016 and April 16, 2016. These are associated with 7 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.

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  1. CAC 2:2015cv01740Osvaldo Rosa v. United States of America
    • April 14, 2016: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: STATUS UPDATE by Judge Dean D. Pregerson: Pursuant to Plaintiffs most recent filing, Notice of Compliance with Courts Notice to Parties of Court Directed ADR Program, Notice of Request to Settle, and Offer of Settlement (Dkt. No. 10), the Court hereby orders the Government to providethe Court with an update on the status of this case. The Government is required to file a written status report within fourteen days from the date of this Order. (lc)
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Apr 21 16

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 57 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between April 10, 2016 and April 16, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Apr 14, 2016)
    The ACLU submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning the agency’s involvement with operating a detention center in Afghanistan that was referred to in the Senate torture report. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. It responded to the request by telling the ACLU that it could find no records read more…
Apr 19 16

FOIA Lawsuit Data Collection Extended

by Jeff Lamicela

Now including cases back to FY 1993
and FOIA cause of action lawsuits

District lawsuit coverage now extends from FY 1993Thanks to support from the CS Fund/Warsh-Mott Legacy and The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, we have just completed extending our coverage of FOIA lawsuits by four additional years. The site now offers full docket information on 24 years of FOIA district court litigation — any suit filed or ended from FY 1993 (starting October 1, 1992) to the present.

We have also expanded the scope of FOIA cases tracked in other ways. In addition to capturing information on cases for which the PACER nature of suit (NOS) is categorized as FOIA (code 895), we now also include information on cases for which FOIA is identified as the cause of action. Adding this second criterion increased our coverage by about 20%.
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Apr 15 16

FRANK LLP v. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU and 16 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 91 documents from 16 FOIA cases filed between April 3, 2016 and April 9, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

Click on a case title below to view details for that case, including links to the associated docket and complaint documents.

  1. FRANK LLP v. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU (filed Apr 8, 2016)
    Frank LLP, a law firm representing plaintiffs in a class action suit alleging unfair debt collection practices, submitted a FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for records supporting the agency’s statement that there were 35,000 lawsuits against Entity, the company the law firm was suing read more…
Apr 14 16

FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 3, 2016 and April 9, 2016. 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.

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  1. CAE 1:2013cv01588Ha v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • April 6, 2016: ORDER Adopting Findings and Recommendations, Dismissing Complaint for Failure to Follow a Court Order, and Directing Clerk of Court to Terminate Action, signed by District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 4/6/16. CASE CLOSED. (Verduzco, M)
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Apr 8 16

FOIA Activity: 12 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 12 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 27, 2016 and April 2, 2016. These are associated with 12 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.

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  1. CO 1:2014cv00802Al-Turki v. Department of Justice
    • March 30, 2016: ORDER that Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED IN PART, DENIED AS MOOT IN PART, AND DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE IN PART, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 3/30/2016.(evana, )
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