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FOIA Activity: 14 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on July 13th, 2023

We have added 14 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between July 2, 2023 and July 8, 2023. These are associated with 13 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. CAE 2:2023cv00423(PS) Rossington et al v. Mountain Circle Family Service, Inc., et al

    • July 5, 2023: FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota on 6/30/2023 RECOMMENDING that the [38] Motion to Remand be granted, the [36] Motion to Strike be denied without prejudice and the [45] Motion to Dismiss be denied. Referred to Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. Objections due within 14 days after being served with these findings and recommendations. (Donati, J)
  2. CT 3:2022cv00799Stroud v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

    • July 7, 2023: ORDER granting [19] Motion for Summary Judgment. See attached Memorandum of Decision. The Clerk of the Court is directed to enter judgment in favor of Defendant and close this case. Signed by Judge Kari A. Dooley on 7/7/2023. (Stamegna, Ashley)

    • July 7, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on July 7, 2023. (lcrbw2)

    • July 5, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [38] Order on Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs. Signed by Chief Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/5/2023. (lcjeb2)

    • July 5, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION: For the reasons explained herein, the Court will DISMISS this action without prejudice. A separate order will issue. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 7/5/2023. (lcrdm3)
  6. MD 8:2021cv01130Zaid v. Department of Justice

    • July 5, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 7/5/2023. (sat, Chambers)
  7. MD 8:2022cv01602Zaid v. Department of Homeland Security

    • July 5, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 7/5/2023. (sat, Chambers)
  8. MIW 1:2023cv00330Kruse v. Rillema et al

    • July 6, 2023: ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [18] ; granting motion to dismiss [8] ; signed by District Judge Paul L. Maloney (Judge Paul L. Maloney, acr)
    • July 6, 2023: JUDGMENT; signed by District Judge Paul L. Maloney (Judge Paul L. Maloney, acr)
  9. NYS 1:2021cv02166Bonner v. Federal Bureau Of Investigation et al

    • July 5, 2023: ORDER: In light of the discoveries and concessions made by both parties in briefing the cross-motions for summary judgment, the Court orders the parties to confer and file a joint letter, explaining with specificity: (1) the remaining scope of the pa rties' dispute; (2) the produced documents that remain at issue in this litigation and which defendant controls these documents; (3) the present redactions to those documents; and (4) the exemption(s) applicable to each such redaction. The parti es shall also provide the Court the produced documents with only the redactions that remain at issue. Each redaction should be accompanied by small text identifying the applicable exemption. The joint letter and exhibits are due by 7 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 7/5/2023) (rro)
  10. NYS 1:2022cv01539The New York Times Company et al v. United States Department of Justice

    • July 7, 2023: MEMORANDUM ORDER granting in part [12] Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part [15] Motion for Summary Judgment. For the reasons described above, the Government's motion for summary judgment is granted in part and the Times' motion is granted in part. Any additional productions required by this order must be made no later than 14 days following the issuance of this Order. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff on 7/7/2023) (jca)
  11. NYS 1:2022cv03590The New York Times Company v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • July 5, 2023: ORDER: In light of certain public disclosures in or around March 2023 regarding the causes of "Havana Syndrome," the parties are invited to submit letters by July 19, 2023, addressing whether and how such disclosures may affect the justiciability or the merits of this Freedom of Information Act matter. (Signed by Judge J. Paul Oetken on 7/5/2023) (ate)
  12. VAE 1:2021cv01370Empower Oversight Whistleblowers & Research v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    • July 5, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER granting-in-part defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the parties are to submit a joint status report no later than July 19, 2023. Signed by District Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr on 07/05/2023. (dvanm)
  13. WAW 2:2020cv00674Human Rights Defense Center v. United States Department of Justice et al

    • July 6, 2023: ORDER granting Parties' [40] Stipulated MOTION to Extend Deadline to Move for Reconsideration. The Court hereby extends the deadline to seek reconsideration of the SJ Order by twelve days, through 7/18/2023. Signed by Judge John H. Chun. (SB)

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