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Oct 12 18

Lawrence P. Kalbers v. U.S. Department of Justice and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 91 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between September 30, 2018 and October 6, 2018. 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. Lawrence P. Kalbers v. U.S. Department of Justice (filed Oct 1, 2018)
    Lawrence Kalbers, a professor of accounting ethics at Loyola Marymount University, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning the plea agreement in U.S. v. Volkswagen. The agency denied Kalbers’ request, claiming Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding). Kalbers filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Kalber filed suit read more…
Oct 12 18

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 September 30, 2018 and October 6, 2018. These are associated with 8 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. DC 1:2012cv00534DORSEY v. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

    • October 2, 2018: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 10/1/18. (ms)
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Oct 4 18

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY v. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 66 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between September 23, 2018 and September 29, 2018. 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. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY v. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (filed Sep 25, 2018)
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for a draft health assessment regarding the possible carcinogenic or other health harms from day-to-day exposure to formaldehyde vapor. The EPA acknowledged receipt of the request and asked PEER to clarify the records it was seeking read more…
Oct 4 18

FOIA Activity: 29 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 29 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 23, 2018 and September 29, 2018. These are associated with 28 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. CAS 3:2015cv00447Trucept, Inc. v. United States Internal Revenue Service

    • September 27, 2018: ORDER Granting Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment and Denying Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment [38] , [39] Signed by Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz on 9/27/2018. (sjm)
    • September 27, 2018: CLERK'S JUDGMENT. IT IS SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that judgment is in favor of United States Internal Revenue Service against Trucept, Inc. Signed by Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz on 9/27/2018.(sjm) (sjt).
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Oct 2 18

The New York Times Company et al v. Federal Communications Commission and 17 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 84 documents from 17 FOIA cases filed between September 16, 2018 and September 22, 2018. 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. The New York Times Company et al v. Federal Communications Commission (filed Sep 20, 2018)
    New York Times reporters Nicholas Confessore and Gabriel Dance submitted FOIA requests to the Federal Communications Commission for records concerning IP addresses, time stamps, and comments for public comments submitted pertaining to the agency’s rulemaking procedure to repeal the net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration to explore allegations that a number of comments were generated by Russian bots read more…
Oct 2 18

FOIA Activity: 15 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 15 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 16, 2018 and September 22, 2018. These are associated with 14 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. CAN 3:2018cv05621Diaz v. San Diego Police Department et al

    • September 17, 2018: Order sealing 1 Complaint and 2 Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis, and ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE why Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis should not be denied. Response due by October 9, 2018. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero on September 17, 2018. (jcslc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/17/2018) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/17/2018: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
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Sep 20 18

National Public Radio et al v. United States Department of Labor et al and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 83 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between September 9, 2018 and September 15, 2018. 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. National Public Radio et al v. United States Department of Labor et al (filed Sep 13, 2018)
    National Public Radio reporter Howard Berkes submitted two FOIA requests to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Berkes’ first FOIA request was for a monthly report known as DebtByAge, which provides the latest accounting of final mine safety penalties assessed by the agency by delinquent for non-payment read more…
Sep 20 18

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 9, 2018 and September 15, 2018. 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.

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  1. DC 1:2016cv01355AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    • September 10, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendant's [26] Motion for Summary Judgment and denying Plaintiff's [27] Cross Motion for Summary Judgment. Defendant's revised Vaughn submission, additional affidavit s, and renewed motion for summary judgment due by October 22, 2018. Plaintiff's opposition to Defendant's renewed motion and renewed cross-motion for summary judgment due by November 19, 2018. Defendants opposition to Plaintiff's ren ewed cross-motion and reply in support of its renewed motion due by December 17, 2018. Plaintiff's reply in support of its renewed cross-motion due by December 31, 2018. See Opinion and Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 9/10/2018. (inttjk2)
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Sep 20 18

FOIA Activity: 66 new FOIA court documents

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 66 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between September 2, 2018 and September 8, 2018. 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. Smart Pharmacy, Inc. et al v. Defense Health Agency (filed Sep 7, 2018)
    Smart Pharmacy submitted a FOIA request to the Defense Health Agency for records concerning the agency’s decision to suspend payments to Smart Pharmacy. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency ultimately denied Smart Pharmacy’s request on the basis of Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding) read more…
Sep 20 18

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 September 2, 2018 and September 8, 2018. 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 2:2018cv01779Salguero Paiz v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • September 7, 2018: SECOND STIPULATION and ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 9/6/2018 EXTENDING Time up to and including 9/21/2018, for Defendant to Answer to [1] Complaint. (York, M)
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