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FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on May 23rd, 2022

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between May 1, 2022 and May 7, 2022. 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.

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. NE 8:2022cv00141Petersen v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    • May 5, 2022: ORDER – The plaintiff's motion to amend complaint (filing [4] ) is granted. The plaintiff's supplemental allegations and attachments (filing 4 at 2-6) are deemed incorporated by reference into the plaintiff's complaint. Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(LKO)
  2. NYS 1:2020cv07510Charpentier et al v. Department Of Homeland Security et al

    • May 3, 2022: ORDER: On May 3, 2022, the Court held a status conference in this case. At the conference, the parties agreed on the record to dismiss the case without prejudice. Accordingly, the Court dismisses this action without prejudice under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(2). The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Gregory H. Woods on 5/3/2022) (vfr)
  3. NYS 1:2021cv02328Safe Horizon, Inc. et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al

    • May 3, 2022: ORDER: On April 30, 2022, this case was reassigned to me for general pretrial supervision and to report and recommend on any dispositive motions. The parties are ordered to file a joint status letter no later than May 10, 2022, providing the Cour t a brief statement of claims and defenses, the current pre-trial schedule, the status of discovery and whether the parties have had settlement talks or wish to schedule a settlement conference at this time. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Valerie Figueredo on 5/3/2022) (rro)
  4. NYS 1:2021cv07052First Look Institute, Inc. et al v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • May 3, 2022: ORDER granting [27] Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Application GRANTED. The conference scheduled for May 9, 2022, is hereby ADJOURNED to June 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 20A of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse. No later than June 1, 2022, the parties shall file a joint status update letter. SO ORDERED. Status Conference set for 6/8/2022 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 20A, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses on 5/3/2022) (rro)
  5. NYS 1:2021cv07533BuzzFeed Inc. v. U.S. Department Of Justice

    • May 6, 2022: ORDER: The Department of Justice should submit one set of paper courtesy copies of the fully briefed cross-motions for summary judgment. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge John G. Koeltl on 5/6/2022) (tg)
  6. NYS 1:2022cv02858Frost v. United States Department of Homeland Security

    • May 2, 2022: 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 60 days of the date of this order, caption the document as an "Amended Complaint," and label the document with docket number 22-CV-2858 (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 orde r would not be taken in good faith, and therefore IFP status is denied for the purpose of an appeal. Cf. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962) (holding that an appellant demonstrates good faith when he seeks review of a nonfrivolous issue). (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 5/2/2022) (sac)
  7. NYS 1:2022cv03609The New York Times Company et al v. Executive Office for United States Attorneys

    • May 6, 2022: ORDER: This case arises under the Freedom of Information Act, Title 5, United States Code, Section 552. The parties are hereby ORDERED to submit a joint letter, no later than two weeks from the date of this order and not to exceed two pages, ind icating whether there is any need for discovery or an initial conference in this case. If there is no such need, the parties should include in their letter a proposed briefing schedule for any motions, including motions for summary judgment. If Defendant has not yet entered a notice of appearance, Plaintiff shall promptly serve a copy of this Order on Defendant and file proof of such service. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 5/5/2022) (va)
  8. SD 5:2021cv05013Meyer v. Alaska Public Defender

    • May 4, 2022: ORDER Dismissing Case. Signed by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on 5/4/22. (SB) Modified on 5/4/2022 cc: Shaun Meyer via USPS along with appeal packet (KLE).

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