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FOIA Activity: 16 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by on October 8, 2013

We have added 16 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 29, 2013 and October 5, 2013. These are associated with 15 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 2:2013cv04555American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California v. United States Department of Justice et al
    • October 1, 2013: ORDER GRANTING EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR STAY [11] AND VACATING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Otis D. Wright, II: The Court STAYS this case in its entirety until the Department of Justice notifies this Court that Congress has authorized appropriatio ns to the Department of Justice. The Court accordingly ORDERS Defendants to submit a joint status report within 72 hours of Congress restoring their appropriations. In the interim, the Court will continue to monitor the shutdown and the propriety of this stay. The Court also VACATES the October 7, 2013 scheduling conference. T!
      he Court will issue a scheduling-conference order upon vacating the stay. (lc) Modified on 10/1/2013. (lc).
  2. CAN 3:2011cv00846The Sierra Club et al v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
    • October 2, 2013: ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE [69] Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 10/2/2013. (mejlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/2/2013)
  3. CAN 3:2012cv04008American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California et al v. Department of Justice
    • October 2, 2013: ORDER by Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in case 3:12-cv-04008-MEJ; granting (20) Motion to Stay in case 3:13-cv-03127-MEJ (rmm2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/2/2013)
  4. CAN 4:2009cv03351Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • September 30, 2013: ORDER by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong. (granting in part and denying in part [63] Motion for Summary Judgment; denying [76] Motion for Summary Judgment). (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/30/2013)
  5. CO 1:2013cv00402Conway v. Central Intelligence Agency
    • October 2, 2013: ORDER denying [26] Plaintiffs Motion Requesting Clarification and Courts Interpretation of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i), by Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix on 10/2/2013.(ervsl, )
  6. CT 3:2011cv01370Peeler v. Justice
    • September 30, 2013: ORDER granting [23] Motion for Summary Judgment. Please see attached Ruling for details. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 9/30/2013. (Rickevicius, L.)
  7. DC 1:2009cv00199CHARLES v. OFFICE OF THE ARMED FORCES MEDICAL EXAMINER et al
    • October 2, 2013: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 10/2/2013. (lckbj1)
  8. DC 1:2010cv02030SHURTLEFF v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    • September 30, 2013: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 30, 2013. (lcegs4)
  9. DC 1:2010cv02068PARKER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • September 30, 2013: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/30/2013. (lcabj1)
  10. DC 1:2011cv01681PUBLIC CITIZEN v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    • October 4, 2013: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION regarding the defendant’s [22] Motion for Summary Judgment; the defendant-intervenor’s [23] Motion for Summary Judgment; the defendant-intervenor’s [24] Motion for Joinder; and the plaintiff’s [26] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Beryl A. Howell on October 4, 2013. (lcbah1)
  11. DC 1:2012cv00931JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
    • September 30, 2013: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 30, 2013. (lcegs4)
  12. NCE 7:2013cv00014Swaim v. Department of Veterans Affairs
    • September 30, 2013: ORDER granting [8] Motion for Summary Judgment – Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 09/30/2013. (Baker, C.)
    • September 30, 2013: JUDGMENT – IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED in accordance with the court’s order entered September 30, 2013, and for the reasons set forth more specifically therein, that defendant’s motion for summary judgment is granted. Signed by Julie A. Richards, Clerk of Court on 09/30/2013. (Baker, C.)
  13. NH 1:2011cv00585New Hampshire Right to Life v. US Department of Health & Human Services
    • September 30, 2013: ///ORDER granting in part and denying in part [25] Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part [31] Motion for Summary Judgment. Within 10 days of the date of this order, HHS shall produce information as outlined to Right to Life. So Ordered by Chief Judge Joseph N. Laplante.(jb)
  14. NYE 1:2013cv02078Lane v. The Department of Justice et al
    • October 2, 2013: ORDER granting [20] Motion to Amend/Correct/Supplement. Accordingly, the Clerk of Court is respectfully requested to amend the docket sheet to reflect the changes. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go on 10/2/2013. (Proujansky, Josh)
  15. VAE 1:2012cv00448Carter Fullerton & Hayes, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission
    • October 4, 2013: MEMORANDUM OPINION re: Defendant’s Second Motion for Summary Judgment [36] and Plaintiff’s Cross-motion for Summary Judgment [41] Signed by District Judge Liam O’Grady on 10/04/13. (dper)
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