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FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on October 31st, 2023

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 8, 2023 and October 14, 2023. 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.

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. CAC 5:2021cv01637Richard R Lawless v. The Security & Exchange Commission

    • October 11, 2023: ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS FOR SANCTIONS [ECF. Nos. 105, 115, & 121], PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS TO DISMISS DEFENSE COUNSELS STATEMENTS [ECF Nos. 108 & 120], PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS REQUESTING RULINGS ON DEFENSE COUNSEL APP LICATIONS OF FOIA EXEMPTIONS [ECF Nos. 109 & 118], PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS TO RELEASE UNREDACTED DOCUMENTS [ECF Nos. 110- 114, 116, 117, & 119], AND DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT [ECF No. 129] by Judge John W. Ho lcomb. For the foregoing reasons, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. Lawless's First Motion for Sanctions, Second Motion for Sanctions, Motion to Dismiss Statements, First Motion on FOIA Exemptions, First 22-0001-OIGP Motion, First 22-0 0015-FOPA Motion, Second 22-00015-FOPA Motion, First 22-00016-FOPA Motion, and Second 22-00016-FOPA Motion are DENIED as moot. 2. Lawless's Third Motion for Sanctions and Amended Motion to Dismiss Statements are DENIED. 3. The SEC's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment is GRANTED, and Lawless's FOIA Cross-Motions are DENIED. Accordingly, Lawless's FOIA claims as they relate to FOIA Requests No. 22-0001-OIGP, 22-00015-FOPA, and 22-00016-FOPA are DISMISSED with preju dice. 4. The SEC is DIRECTED to file a Status Report no later than October 27, 2023, regarding Lawless's FOIA Requests Nos. 21-00159-FOPA and 22-00017-FOPA, concerning progress to date and an estimation time to completion. IT IS SO ORDERED. (See document for further details) (yl)
  2. CAE 2:2022cv02148Jamul Action Committee v. Dept. of Interior et al

    • October 10, 2023: STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 10/10/23 MODIFIYING the briefing schedule as follows: Opposition: 10/20/23; Reply: 11/9/2023; Hearing: December 8, 2023, 10 a.m.- Unchanged. (Licea Chavez, V)
  3. CAN 4:2022cv07772National Bail Fund Network et al v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement et al

    • October 12, 2023: ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting [54] Stipulation to Vacate Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/12/2023)

    • October 12, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/12/2023. (lcrc2)
  5. FLM 6:2021cv01169Llamas et al v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection et al

    • October 11, 2023: ORDER LIFTING STAY AND SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE. Deadline for filing summary judgment motions: December 11, 2023; Deadline for responses to summary judgment motions: January 10, 2024; Deadline for reply brief to summary judgment motions: January 24, 2024. Signed by Magistrate Judge Leslie Hoffman Price on 10/11/2023. (MKH)
  6. NCW 3:2023cv00423Tepe v. Corker et al

    • October 10, 2023: ORDER denying Defendant's [85] Motion to Request a Registration and an Authorization for a Non- Attorney E-Filing (CM-ECF) or in the Alternative to Transfer the Case. Signed by US Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 10/10/23. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(mga)
    • October 10, 2023: ORDER denying Defendant's [84] Motion to Disqualify the Counsel and to Strike his Appearance and Filings Pursuant to the Local Rule LCvR 83.1. Signed by US Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 10/10/23. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(mga)
  7. NM 2:2022cv00443Innovation Law Lab v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • October 11, 2023: ORDER Extending Deadlines by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. (atc)

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