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Case TitleWhite v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of Illinois
CityEast St. Louis
Case Number3:2016cv00948
Date Filed2016-08-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J. Phil Gilbert
PlaintiffWilliam A White
Case DescriptionWilliam White, a federal prisoner, submitted FOIA requests to the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Marshals Service for records about himself. He received more than 18,000 pages from the FBI, but was unsuccessful in getting records from the other two agencies. He appealed the agencies' decision to administratively close his requests and after hearing nothing further from the agencies, White filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantUnited States Marshals Service
DefendantFederal Bureau of Prisons
DefendantBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Opinion/Order [10]
Opinion/Order [13]
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Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2016-08-251COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-08-252MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by William A White. (jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-08-253Letter from USDC/SDIL to Plaintiff informing him of case number. (Attachments: # 1 Consent to Magistrate Judge) (jaj) (Entered: 08/25/2016)
2016-09-294Supplementary Brief on Breach of Mandatory Duties by William A White. (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-09-295NOTICE of Intervening Case Law by William A White (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-09-296MOTION to Amend 1 Complaint by William A White. (cds) (Entered: 09/29/2016)
2016-10-117ORDER Directing Monthly Payments be made from Prison Account of White, granting 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 10/4/2016. (tjk) (Entered: 10/11/2016)
2016-10-218MOTION to Stay Collection of Fees re 7 Order Directing Prisoner Payment by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(slj2) (Entered: 10/21/2016)
2016-10-269ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 6 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 10/25/16. (sgp) (Entered: 10/26/2016)
2016-11-0310MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, denying 8 MOTION to Stay re 7 Order Directing Prisoner Payment, Terminate Motions filed by William A White. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 11/3/2016. (jdh) (Entered: 11/03/2016)
2016-11-09Filing fee: $ 350.00, receipt number 34625070324 (jsm2) (Entered: 11/09/2016)
2017-02-0611MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint (Amended Complaint with exhibits received and under review) by William A White. (tkm) (Entered: 02/06/2017)
2017-03-0812NOTICE of Praecipe by William A White (tkm) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-06-1213MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, re: service. The Court DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to complete, on Plaintiff's behalf, a summons and form USM-285 for service of process on each defendant, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE and FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, and to issue completed summonses. The Clerk shall provide the United States Marshal all necessary materials and copies for service. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 6/12/2017. (jdh) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-1314Summons Issued as to Department of Justice. (kdb) (Main Document 14 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1315Summons Issued as to United States Marshals Service. (kdb) (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1316Summons Issued as to Federal Bureau of Investigation. (kdb) (Main Document 16 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1317Summons Issued as to Federal Bureau of Prisons. (kdb) (Main Document 17 replaced on 6/13/2017) (mar). (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-06-1318NOTICE OF MODIFICATION re 16 , 14 , and 17 Summons Issued. Summons re-issued with corrected address information and replaced accordingly. NEF's regenerated. (mar)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/13/2017)
2017-07-0519SUMMONS Returned Executed Federal Bureau of Prisons served on 6/27/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0520SUMMONS Returned Executed Department of Justice served on 6/28/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0521SUMMONS Returned Executed United States Marshals Service served on 6/28/2017, answer due 8/28/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
2017-07-0722NOTICE of Appearance by Suzanne M. Garrison on behalf of All Defendants (Garrison, Suzanne) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-1323SUMMONS Returned Executed Federal Bureau of Investigation served on 6/28/2017, answer due 7/19/2017. (jsm2) (Entered: 07/13/2017)
2017-07-1424ORDER GRANTING 11 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson on 7/14/17. (sgp) (Entered: 07/14/2017)
2017-07-1725AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by William A White. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6)(kdb) (Entered: 07/17/2017)
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