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FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on August 10th, 2023

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between July 30, 2023 and August 5, 2023. 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.

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 2:2019cv02429(PS) Graham v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security et al

    • August 1, 2023: FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 7/31/2023 RECOMMENDING that Defendants' [45] Motion for Summary Judgment be denied without prejudice. Plaintiff's Request for fees and cost should be denied as premature. Plaintiff's [50] Motion for Summary Judgment be denied without prejudice; and defendants be ordered to produce a Vaughn index within 60 days of any order adopting these Findings and Rrecommendations. These Findings and Recommendations are submitted to U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley; Objections to these F&Rs due within fourteen days. (Mena-Sanchez, L)
  2. CAS 3:2021cv01110Siu v. United States Department of Veterans Affairs

    • July 31, 2023: ORDER For Defendant TO SHOW CAUSE Why It Should Not Be Held in Contempt for Failing to Comply with the Court's May 10, 2022 Order (ECF No. [36] ). Signed by Judge Todd W. Robinson on 07/31/2023. (cxl1)
  3. FLM 8:2023cv00885Stalcup v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al

    • August 4, 2023: ORDER: "United States' Motion to Dismiss FOIA Complaint" (Doc. 13 ) is hereby converted into a motion for summary judgment and will be reviewed pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The parties are directed to file a statement of undisputed facts, provide briefs on the merits, and provide any supplementary evidence (such as affidavits or documents) on or before August 18, 2023. The undisputed facts and briefs together should not exceed 20 pages. The parties may file responses to the opposing briefs on or before August 25, 2023. Responses should not exceed 15 pages. No replies will be permitted. See Order for further details. Signed by Judge Thomas P. Barber on 8/4/2023. (ANL)

  5. MIE 2:2022cv12325Clayton v. Fowlerville School District et al

    • August 4, 2023: ORDER granting [35] Motion to Terminate Limited Appearance. Signed by District Judge Terrence G. Berg. (AChu)
  6. NM 2:2022cv00443Innovation Law Lab v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • August 1, 2023: ORDER SETTING DEADLINE by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. (atc)
  7. TXS 5:2021cv00071La Union del Pueblo Entero v. Federal Emergency Management Agency et al

    • August 1, 2023: ORDER adopting Report and Recommendation [51] in part. Motion to dismiss [40] is DENIED. Motion for summary judgment [40] is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Motion for discovery [42] is DENIED. Docket Control Order is hereby ENTERED.(Signed by Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo) (Attachments: # 1 Docket Control Order) Parties notified.(GabySalinas, 5)
  8. WAW 2:2020cv01309Kinnucan v. National Security Agency et al

    • July 31, 2023: THIRD ORDER on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment. The Court GRANTS the Defendants' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and DENIES Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiff's FOIA claims. This resolves this matter and judgment shall be entered separately. Signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (SB)
  9. WAW 2:2023cv01127Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al

    • August 4, 2023: MINUTE ORDER. Having reviewed the complaint in this matter, the Court concludes that this proceeding is exempt from the initial disclosure requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1)(A) and the initial conference requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f). Counsel are directed to confer and to file a JOINT STATUS REPORT by 10/20/2023. This Minute Order is issued at the outset of the case, and a copy is sent by the Clerk to counsel for plaintiff and any defendants who have appeared. Plaintiff's counsel is directed to serve copies of this Minute Order on all parties who appear after this Order is filed, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of service of each appearance. Plaintiff's counsel will be responsible for starting the communications needed to comply with this Minute Order. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (MJV)
  10. WIE 2:2023cv00468Vancaster v. Social Security Administration

    • August 3, 2023: ORDER signed by Chief Judge Pamela Pepper on 8/3/2023 DENYING [13] plaintiff's petition for financial order. (cc: all counsel and mailed to Michael Vancaster at Fox Lake Correctional Institution)(cb)

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