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Jan 2 24

LATHAM & WATKINS LLP v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES and 16 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 108 documents from 17 FOIA cases filed between November 12, 2023 and November 18, 2023. 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. LATHAM & WATKINS LLP v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (filed Nov 16, 2023)
    Latham & Wilkins submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for records concerning the exception by which New Drug applications might be classified as generic drugs. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Latham & Watkins filed suit read more…
Jan 2 24

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 November 12, 2023 and November 18, 2023. 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. CAN 3:2023cv05873Marker v. Cardona

    • November 16, 2023: ORDER SCREENING COMPLAINT UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Signed by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on 11/16/2023. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/16/2023) Any non-CM/ECF Participants have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)
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Dec 1 23

Earth Island Institute v. United States Forest Service and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 81 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between November 5, 2023 and November 11, 2023. 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. Earth Island Institute v. United States Forest Service (filed Nov 8, 2023)
    Earth Island Institute submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Forest Service for records concerning the agency’s Giant Sequioa Response Actions in Nelder Grove. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed 245 pages in its first response. It disclosed another 528 pages in a second response and told EII that it still needed to process 4,000 responsive pages and would do so every several weeks at a rate of 500-1000 page read more…
Dec 1 23

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between November 5, 2023 and November 11, 2023. These are associated with 4 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 1:2020cv02315SCHAEFER v. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

    • November 7, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION. The court will dismiss this case without prejudice for failure to prosecute. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/07/23. (lce)
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Dec 1 23

NATIONAL STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and 27 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 262 documents from 28 FOIA cases filed between October 29, 2023 and November 4, 2023. 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 STUDENT LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (filed Nov 2, 2023)
    National Student Legal Defense Network submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning federal student loan borrowers who have been positively identified as eligible for automatic TPD discharges through the Department’s matching agreement with SSA. NSLDN also requested a fee waiver read more…
Dec 1 23

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 29, 2023 and November 4, 2023. These are associated with 4 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 3:2023cv03110Cauich Castillo v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    • October 31, 2023: STIPULATION AND ORDER RE [15] Dismissal with Prejudice, Attorneys' Fees. Signed by Chief Judge Richard Seeborg on 10/31/2023. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/31/2023)
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Oct 31 23

JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 100 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between October 22, 2023 and October 28, 2023. 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. JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (filed Oct 25, 2023)
    Judicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Secret Service for records concerning the death of Tafari Campbell in the Edgartown Great Pond. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency took a 10-day extension in which to respond. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit read more…
Oct 31 23

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 October 22, 2023 and October 28, 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.

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  1. CAE 2:2023cv00423(PS) Rossington et al v. Mountain Circle Family Service, Inc., et al

    • October 23, 2023: ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota on 10/23/2023 ADVANCING [69] , [66] Motions Hearing to 11/1/2023 at 10:00 AM in Redding by ZOOM before Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota, Any reply to Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendant's Berry's Motion for attorney's fees and costs shall be filed on or before 10/30/2023.(Reader, L)
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Oct 31 23

American Immigration Council et al v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection et al and 15 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 107 documents from 16 FOIA cases filed between October 15, 2023 and October 21, 2023. 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. American Immigration Council et al v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection et al (filed Oct 16, 2023)
    American Immigration Council and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning CBP policies to manage the flow of migrants within CBP’s One Appointments. AIC also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AIC filed suit read more…
Oct 31 23

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 15, 2023 and October 21, 2023. These are associated with 4 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 4:2022cv07772National Bail Fund Network et al v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement et al

    • October 19, 2023: ORDER GRANTING [58] ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Withdrawal as Counsel. Attorney Emily Jamieson Creighton Terminated. Signed by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. on 10/19/2023. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/19/2023)
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