Judge Enters SECOND Order – ORDERS In Camera Review of Rojas v. FAA 3 Withholdings, INCLUDING BQ SCORE, THRESHOLDS, Snow Emails, and his “Non-agency records”

Judge Stephen McNamee has entered the second order in two days for Rojas v. FAA 3. Yesterday, the Judge ordered Mr. Snow file a declaration regarding his search for chats. Today, he has ordered to see for himself the records that have been withheld.

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Judge ORDERS Shelton Snow Search Computer for FOIA Records and SWEAR Under Oath – Rojas v. FAA 3

A ruling has come down for part of Rojas v. FAA 3. This is the one where emails for Shelton Snow suddenly disappeared and then magically reappeared.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has ORDERED Shelton Snow search his computer for chats and provide a sworn declaration stating whether or not the search revealed any records.

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Rojas v. FAA 2 – Ninth Circuit Appeal “Not Selected” for Mediation

This is about all we can say due to the Ninth Circuit rules prohibiting discussions regarding mediation publicly.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Notice of Docket Activity

The following transaction was entered on 03/10/2017 at 3:59:53 PM PST and filed on 03/10/2017

Case Name:

Jorge Rojas v. FAA

Case Number:  





Docket Text:

Filed Mediation order: This case is not selected for inclusion in the Mediation Program. All further inquiries regarding this appeal, including requests for extensions of time, should be directed to the Clerk’s office. Counsel are requested to contact the Circuit Mediator should circumstances develop that warrant further settlement discussions. [10352574] (BS)

Notice will be electronically mailed to:

Mrs. Alarice M. Medrano, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Mr. Michael William Pearson, Attorney

Rutila Files Amended Complaint

Rutila has filed his amended complaint for the first FOIA case. FAA went overdue on all the appeals.

U.S. District Court

Northern District of Texas

Notice of Electronic Filing

The following transaction was entered on 3/9/2017 at 6:26 PM CST and filed on 3/9/2017

Case Name: Rutila v. United States Department of Transportation et al
Case Number: 3:16-cv-02911-B
Filer: Harold Edward Rutila, IV
Document Number: 26

Docket Text:
AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants filed by Harold Edward Rutila, IV. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information – Bar Membership. If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Attachments: # (1) Proposed Amendment Proposed Amendment & Exhibit 1 – Second Amended Complaint for Injunctive Relief, # (2) Exhibit(s) Exhibit 2 – Exhibits to Second Amended Complaint, # (3) Exhibit(s) Exhibit 3 – Communications between Parties) (Rutila, Harold)

Judge Snow Cuts FAA’s Time to Answer in HALF! – Rojas v. FAA 5

The Honorable G. Murray Snow

The Honorable G. Murray Snow

Judge Snow has issued a scheduling order for Rojas v. FAA 5, filed last week. In that order, Federal Defendants are required to answer the lawsuit in 30 days, instead of the 60 day summons previously issued.It is possible the FAA will seek an extension though. The case was also assigned to the EXPEDITED track, similar to Rojas v. FAA 3 and Rojas v. FAA 4.

The counter for the agency to file a Motion for Summary Judgment is also 6 months from now. It is therefore likely that any records the agency will turn over without resorting to litigation will be turned over by then.